My Aged Kossoff Sucks - I hate Gibson

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by Aria, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Aria

    Aria Senior Member

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    I had to pimp every MIJ to come in the Goldtop direction, the Orville by Gibson with T-Tops and all othe changed hardware was the closest.

    Except the Greco EGF-1200, i had three of them and all were brilliant. At some point i think it was a big mistake to let two of them go, but they were almost equal, so i kept the one with the most scars.

    Right now it changes a lot, but my personal top list


    1. Old Gibson GT
    2. Gibson Kossoff
    3. Greco/Sandy
    4. Orville
    5. 72`Gibson Deluxe
    6. Gibson CC 1
    7. Old Gibson Custom

    I promise to make some useable sound files, i ordered today a recording "thing" and these days a buddy is going to help me using this stuff.


    So, what i say go for a MIJ, buy a light Orville by Gibson Plaintop, change the bridge, stoptail, pots and get some t-tops (even mid 70s) and you should have a killer axe.

    If you have the budget, go and try a CC6 or CC7. I just can say what kinda experiences i had, just real personal ones, do not buy a LP before 2012.
     
  2. TheTomcat

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    How do you know? Did you happen to see the real one in person? It is located in England, afaik. And it's owner still plays it. So, if you compare the Koss Sig to a 15 year old pic of the original you might have found on the internet, it might be a little assumptive.
     
  3. maaadtrip

    maaadtrip Senior Member

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    :slap: Why didn't i stop reading a long time ago :hmm:

    IDK how anyone has any right to attack the OP for being disappointed in the finish. Aria wasn't buying just a guitar, but the whole package of an aged signature REPLICA! Thats what he wanted and paid for. Who is anyone to say it's about ego or making people jealous?

    What the **** is a Corvette for!? If someone bought a 'vette with a shitty paint job, are they stupid for being upset? Would you tell them 'It still has the same engine, so shut up.'? Seems like their the jealous ones...

    But hey, all seems to have worked out; The guitar sounds great and the buyer is happy with it.

    Now excuse me while i go purge!
     
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    LPaddicted Senior Member

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    nutsauce Senior Member

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    I have personally never seen one of these hanging on a wall in a guitar shop. I'm guessing most have to order them sight unseen.
     
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    moodyedge Senior Member

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    The Wedge Banned

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    You can't put a price on mojo.
     
  8. SixAngryStrings

    SixAngryStrings Señor Member Premium Member

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    Wow! I can't wait til' I'm wealthy enough to buy a $10,000 (chewed up) guitar I don't like...
     
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    nicolasrivera Senior Member

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    Mmmmm i think you did not read well enough the OP's post.:cool:
     
  10. bordonbert

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    How's this for an idea?

    Send it back. Buy a standard you like the look of. I've got a chisel, a blowtorch and a pile of emery board. For just £5,000 I'll age it for you. I did a great job aging my wife!

    :cool2:
     
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  11. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    I'm sure the OP found a solution to his quandry in the intervening 11 pages and two years.
     
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    Lolololololololol
     
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    :Ohno: Holy Necropost BatMan . Things sure must be slow in those parts :slap:
     
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    I am sure you are was over it by now but for 1/4 of what Gibson Custom wants for crap you could get the best old school aged appearing jaw dropping burst you find from Larry Corsa. Corsa guitars. I just received LCPG P080 and it blows my mind. I cannot express how it exceeded my expectations. I am sorry you had such a bad experience.

    Scott

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    The knobs looks a little off to me. The neck tone knob looks like it's drilled a little farther away.
     
  16. JSB MD

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    It was just the knob itself. I replace all of them with leftys so 0-10 instead of 10-0. Now looks perfect.
     
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    Yes, I see it too … in fact, I just 'measured' it on my screen, and it seems a bit off. It also looks like the bridge is slightly crooked? Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me today.
     
  18. JSB MD

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    you guys should post pictures of your wifes so I can tell you how ugly they are.:naughty:

    Here is a better pic to better assist you in your analysis:thumb:

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    cristi tanasescu Senior Member

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    why was this thread ressurected, again?
     
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