Henry possibly discontinuing Custom Shop Reissues??

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by jlb32, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. cherrysunburst00

    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    I really dig Hubbard. Used to be Gibson dealers until henry decided he didn't want Mom & Pop shops.
     
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    Yup, I don't like to buy guitars mail order so I do a lot of traveling to find what I like and I kind of like the experience of the search, I make a vacation of it.:D
     
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    Now that's my kind of vacationing
     
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    $119,999 :hmm: I wonder if they consider trades.
     
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    What a wank the Acoustic is but man that is an amazing piece of Bear Claw, I’ll Say that.

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    Is that a self playing guitar with the gears?
     
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    '17 is the new '59
     
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    The idea behind what I was saying was that the "base" custom shop Historic reissues (I mean, non-Collector's Choice, non-special orders, vanilla Historic) are somewhat what a high-end regular production Gibson Les Paul should be like*. With everything below Historics being a very complicated thing**, it's sad that when they discontinue the Historics, the only way to get a proper Les Paul -- that is good build quality, alright specs, and the right looks we all know and love -- will be buying guitars from Japan***, without being able to try a few in a shop first****, which is also getting more complicated due to CITES regulations.


    * probably with poly finish as it seems like nitro is not really used on regular production guitars, and maybe some other things could be a tad lower spec for regular production
    ** non-CS guitars have many serious issues, not to mention they don't , and the new CS guitars just don't cut it for most people for various reasons
    *** with some exceptions, like Heritage?, which, unfortunately, might not work that well on the "right looks we all know and love" level.
    **** unless one goes over there on vacation or something
     
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    2018 is just around the Corner Michael. :D

    Cheers, Rudi
     
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    Ah, those will be the new '60.
     
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    The made to measures so far this year seem to be a "sweet spot" for the reissues.
     
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    I wonder if Hugh Hefner signed any of those Custom shop Playboy guitars?:hmm: IMG_0256.JPG IMG_0259.JPG IMG_0257.JPG
     
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    I think I used to go in both of these places, I lived in Alamogordo when I was in the Air Force years ago, both those names ring a bell. Glad they are still around. I bought my MM Axis at Danny's Music Box in EP.

    I agree with driving to buy, mail ordering a guitar is a gamble I hate taking.
     
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    I thought you were in total love with your TH's and 2016 Reissues mfolet? Have you already sold those models
     

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