End of Makeovers

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by Schofnsteen, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Big John

    Big John drinks are on the house V.I.P. Member

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    It would be interesting if Gibson did open the Custom Shop doors to this. But there's two biggies that wouldn't even let it get off the ground. First, Henry hates the makeover world. Secondly, the CS doesn't have any people in-house with upper level makeover experience.
     
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    No Doubt overpriced. Take 10K off and it would be closer to reality.
     
  3. thinkgreen

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    Gibson belives it already makes a high qulity and historically accrate reissues. Why would they set up a makeover department?
    That would be like admittig they didn't quite get it right and the customer has to pay again to put that right.
     
  4. Big John

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    ...and that's exactly why the makeover market exists.
     
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    Gibson opening a makeover department? :rofl:

    So they can disassemble their LPs and put them back together? Bwahahaha!!
     
  6. RAG7890

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    .........Gibson already has a Makeover Department. Last time I looked they are doing us over all the time. :laugh2: :laugh2:

    :cheers2:
     
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    I refuse to pay 3 grand for a $75 fingerboard.

    The madi board LPs suit me just fine.

    To each their own.
     
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  8. jlb32

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    If anyone is overpriced IMO it is the makeovers. I love places like HM, hope to do business with them someday, but they don't even build the guitars yet they charge as much or more as a new Gibson Reissue for their modifications. Still so many praise them and flame Gibson on their pricing?

    These makeover places are not out anything expense wise compared to Gibson yet their prices for a makeover are as much as a new R8?

    Let's talk about the price of a Brazilian fretboard, some nitro, plastic inlays, etc... for the extreme makeover prices if we want to talk about Gibsons upcharges, that actually builds the guitars from raw wood, on the the same level.
     
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  9. thinkgreen

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    Something my dad always use to say to me. "Something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for It"
    We all have out own upper limit of what we will pay. And we all have our own ideas of what something should be like. All the time there is a market there will be those that will exploit it. And make as much money from it as possible for as long as it lasts. There is nothing wrong in that as that is the way of the world and put food on the table for many workers
     
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    ........I pay less than that for better Boards. :p

    You reminded me I have to chase my order for MGRW Acoustic Sets, with paperwork, all legal & to be stashed away.

    MGRW is awesome.

    :cheers2:
     
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  11. Pappy58

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    The historic-reissues I have are the finest Gibsons I have owned and played in 40+ years of playing Gibsons. I have a total of $9k invested in them. The fretboards are tight grained and look, feel and play very nice. To me a nice Rosie board is a nice Rosie board. Country of origin is not important. Paying again what the git costs to change the fretboard and refinish is not in my future. ..I am not fan of a new guitar checking up like it's 50+ years old....when it's not! My .02
     
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    I think that Gibson has not changed nothing in the building process except swapping the fretboard for an upcharge of $3K, no extra labor, no extra machinery costs, or scientific studies, just way more dough. ...............Yeah,... I see why people bitch..........for an extra $3k you get a lot more from HM hands down.
     
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    Hmm.....these don't cost anymore than a CC or Signature.
     
  14. BigDipper15

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    All the same inaccuracies and price complaints apply to those also. And with the exception of a small few of the CC/Artist run are a bad investment at new pricing.
     
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    mudface Senior Member

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    But they are NOT.
     
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    I don't pay that much for CC's or sigs either. In fact my CC7 and my Beano combined were cheaper. Same with the CC7 and my DG335 or Beano and DG, whatever combo. But again, I am not in the $10,000 guitar market, unless it is vintage. And even then my all original 1970 strat with all the hangtags and receipt of original purchase wasn't close to that amount. (Although I did get a bu on it and appraised out much higher) So all in all it's just too much for me to spend, or more importantly want to spend. Especially for a fretboard.
     
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    GIBSON would never have the time to properly age a guitar including finish plus fading.
     
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    Exactly this! The end.
     
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    i had my trad refin'd by a luthier and couldnt be happier. i would never send it to gibson for a refin. i also doubt i would buy another gibson. ghost builds are where its at for me
     

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    "ghost builds"

    good term....

    I still love the Gibson build, without it we wouldn't have the makeover at all....
     

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