Did You Know That Walmart Sells Gibsons?

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  1. HearHear

    HearHear Senior Member

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    This may not be news to many, but there's this Gibson offshoot called Maestro guitars and they are available for basically $200 and less at Walmart and Guitar Center. I learn something new every day. I wonder if these semi-Gibsons will be the collectible guitars of the future like the old Sears brand stuff you could get years ago? Not bad looking but lacking in extras- good for the youngster who wants to play around-




    Here's some specs:

    "This model is based on a patented Gibson design that dates back to 1952, the earliest days of the modern electric guitar. With the help of it's versatile sound and some of the greatest musicians in the last 55 years, this timeless design has created new genres of music and countless hits.

    BODY
    Body Style: Single Cutaway Electric Guitar
    Body Species: Poplar/Maple Veneer
    Cutaway: Single

    NECK
    Species: Maple
    Nut: Black
    Finish: Natural Satin
    Neck Joint Type: Bolt On

    FINGERBOARD
    Species: Rosewood
    Scale Length: 243/4"
    Number Of Frets: 22
    Inlays: Dot

    HARDWARE
    Color: Chrome
    Bridge: Wrap-Around
    Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
    Machine Heads (Tuners): Diecast
    Strap Buttons: 1 Neck Joint, 1 Bout
    Pickguard: Black

    ELECTRONICS
    Pickups: 1 Humbucker
    Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone"
     

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  2. lucidspoon

    lucidspoon Senior Member

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    Got a Maestro SG at a pawnshop for $50 a couple years ago. Fun little beater, but I wouldn't pay $200.
     
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  3. fry

    fry Senior Member

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    I think Best Buy stores sold those for a while. I picked one up one time, and it looked to be made very poorly. Low-quality materials, very rough. I wouldn’t go near them.
     
  4. WaywerdSon

    WaywerdSon Senior Member

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    I think the Epi entry level stuff is better built.
     
  5. Malikon

    Malikon 仮面ライダー V.I.P. Member

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    apparently Henry J is not a fan...

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  6. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Maestro is crap.
     
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  7. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Yeah, but that bolt-neck sure held!
     
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    Malikon 仮面ライダー V.I.P. Member

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    if you look under the 'tt' in Gettyimages you can see where they deeply scored the neck so it would break easy.

    So it might also be that Henry J is just really weak. :laugh2:
     
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    scott1970 Senior Member

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    So, what was the reason for Henry smashing the red guitar?
     
  10. Malikon

    Malikon 仮面ライダー V.I.P. Member

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    The unveiling of the Fireturd X Revolutionary guitar that no one wanted.



    It's an awkward watch. :laugh2:
     
  11. fleahead

    fleahead Senior Member

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    Actually, he broke it upside down of how he was supposed to, so that the break was easy...

    Couldn't even break a damn guitar correctly.
     
  12. redjunior

    redjunior Senior Member

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    Just why is he doing that, just put it on a stand and jostle it...... It'll break real good....... Yeesh!
     
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    KP Senior Member

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    I had one and took it back after 2 days. Total crap.
     
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    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    Complete crap.

    My SIL got one for Christmas a couple of years ago. It didn't last 'til Valentune's day. I set it up, and the bridge/tailpiece studs actually sheered off at their bases. Turns out, they're made from pot-metal.

    Wasn't even worth the cost of new parts.
     
  15. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    lol, the tech-speak coming from a guy wearing a Levi's jacket ... it's gotta be real!

    Let him do a few sets in Johnny Dingo's or the Red Door ... he'd better have a toolbox.
     
  16. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Id' love to see Townsend play one...
     
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  17. fleahead

    fleahead Senior Member

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    Old news, sorry. Started doing that in '04. Not doing it anymore unless you see the odd store with old inventory.
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Even though it looks to be pre-cut about 1/2 way through..
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  19. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Premium Member

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    New feature!

    It's a Tonez Baffle....

    Geeze....
     
  20. fry

    fry Senior Member

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    Yes, cheap guitars, poorly made. They do have the correct looking headstock, closer to a real Gibson. Wonder why?
     

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