Henry possibly discontinuing Custom Shop Reissues??

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  1. Crotch

    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    I thought that was Memphis that was closing and moving?
     
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    I do not think either will close in the near future. Memphis will eventually move to a smaller facitlity, they just do not need the huge building they are currently at, and Nashville Custom Shop isn't going anywhere IMO. Both still sell a lot of guitars.
     
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    IIRC the article stated they have\had 2 years
     
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    Right and Nashville CS has closed earlier this year and the few guitars that are built are built at the US factory in Nashville?
     
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    I have never heard anything about Gibson Nashville Custom Shop closing. Where did you hear that??
     
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    Isn't this the topic of the thread? If it's not closed what are they doing there?
     
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    The Gibson Custom Shop seems to be continually putting out Custom guitars so I don't know why you think they have closed. The Gibson Custom Shop isn't just Historic Reissues, which is what this thread is about.
     
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    What I know is that they FINALLY fixed the DNS of the website.... :applause:
     
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    This.
     
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    Is this a question? I doubt all 2017s are actually 2016 stock left-overs. Some or many sure were. At least that as the rumour—that Henry hadn‘t signed them off for some time in 2017.

    Yes, this and many other guitars. The rock tops, the Specials, the BRW models, Slash, modern LP and modern Double Cut...

    Again, I don‘t know if they were actually built in 2017 or not. But I highly doubt that all were in 2016.

    I also think it‘s fair to assume that M2M stuff might be hard to do in the US factory. Sure, they could get a whole separate room in there, but we probably would have heard about that?

    To assume that they‘re doing nothing in Nashville seems overly negative to me.
     
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    They produce so much less they can easily make the few CS guitars at the US shop.
     
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    Last time I checked the production (using the numbers*model they are declaring in the official papers), they were doing average 7000 guitars this year, not counting any "historic", just limited edition runs. With new latest production, this number should be much higher.
     
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    To answer the OP 's question ... 107 pages later .... November 2017 . I'd Nope it ain't closing .... Now 3 more pages and call it an even 110 page thread :h5: You done well :thumbs:

    Post up now or forever ________ ???

    :laugh2:
     
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    Yes,......that's it. Maybe get two or three:D
    Or the complete set:cheers:
     
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    I'd guess that the Custom Shop makes 10K guitars or more in 2017.
     
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    I am glad I started this thread. It has been so interesting and let's keep it going!! :)
     
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    That Larson cartoon reminds me an an old salesman from Gibson - Ben Rhodes. Famous amongst us back in the '90s. He was a short, bespeckled old guy... had a gruff voice.... he had been an appliance salesman back in the '40s but with Gibson was consistently the highest selling rep we had. We joked that he really COULD sell ice to the eskimos. He had a real relationship with all of his dealer (Southeast region)....and a real affinity for KFC. His by-invitation-only "Chicken Luaus" at NAMM and quarterly sales meetings in Nashburg were legendary. He would say "I'm going to buy a chicken farm... and eat it", lol. He was finally honored by Henry by having the Ben Rhodes excellence award that was given to high performing sales reps - that is, until he fired almost all of them. Ben was just the nicest guy.
     

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