NAMM 2018: Gibson No-Show Confirmed

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  1. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    http://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-2018-gibson-no-show-confirmed

    Guitar maker instead focusing on Consumer Electronics Show
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    NAMM 2018: Given NAMM’s status as the musical instrument trade show, you’d expect an appearance from one of the biggest names in guitars to be a given, but Gibson will not be attending this year.

    Rather than its customary third-floor stand at the Anaheim MI staple, the company is instead focusing its efforts on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which takes place on 9-12 January 2018.

    The move seems to tally with Gibson Brands’ recent statement regarding the shock move to end development for Cakewalk music software, where it stated, “The decision was made to better align with the company’s acquisition strategy that is heavily focused on growth in the global consumer electronics audio business under the Philips brand.”

    As well as Philips, the ambitious group also plays host to audio companies TEAC, Tascam and Onkyo.

    This year's no-show follows 2017’s rather sparse Winter NAMM stand, which featured a few new Custom models, but was more notable for its absence of a much talked-about, mysterious new solidbody design, which was showcased instead to tech-heads at CES. That guitar was later released as the Modern Double Cut and finally made its NAMM debut in Nashville in July.

    Last year also saw the sale of the company’s Memphis factory, which itself came amid profit warnings.

    Regardless, we’ll be rounding up any news Gibson may have from Vegas - just don’t expect anything from Anaheim.

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    Dilemma Loud Pipes Ruin Naps Premium Member

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    That’s gotta be the most idiotic thing I’ve heard all year. (Yeah I know it’s early)

    MLP should rent the space and play Smoke on the Water for a week straight. Get some girls in cages wearing Go-Go boots, put up some black velvet posters, a couple big peace signs and whatnot. It’d be a blast.
     
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    Consider me "in" for that. I got $100 on it and will play......or dance.
     
  5. Sharky

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    they didn't attend Frankfurt Fair the last two years as well
     
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    It's a "lifestyle" company....
    but I'm not sure what the "lifestyle" is exactly.:hmm:
     
  7. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    The future is near....

    http://www.gibsoninnovations.com/en/our-brands/philips

    and don't forget the Gibson Innovations

    http://www.gibsoninnovations.com/en/our-brands/gibson
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    Gibson, the brand that is the hero of guitar heroes and at the center of world stages and recording studios, is now giving you a back stage pass to the most supreme audio quality in the world. The new headphone and speaker collection from Gibson is crafted with the same materials and mastery that produce Gibson's iconic guitars, and just as the legendary SG and Les Paul they are made to be instruments of sound perfection.
     
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    About Gibson Innovations
    Part of Gibson Brands Inc., one of the world’s leading music lifestyle companies, Gibson Innovations focuses on great sound quality, advanced technology and sophisticated design to improve the entertainment experience. Our portfolio of brands includes Philips, Philips Fidelio, GoGear, Trainer, Onkyo and Gibson. Our ambition is to become the world’s #1 music lifestyle company.
     
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    Meh. Long as Fender, Ibanez, and PRS stay in business, I'm happy. I'm content with my Epi LPC as my one Les Paul.
     
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    Dilemma Loud Pipes Ruin Naps Premium Member

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    Buncha gay shit nobody wants. Guitars. You're in the guitar bidness FIRST, mmmmmkay?
     
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    The alarm clock that holds your cell phone is pretty neat.
     
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    In related news, Justin Bieber will not be attending the Grammys this year.

    Like Gibson, he is not in the music industry, either.
     
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    Gibson needs to save money on the guitar end of things. Everybody in the world knows who they are and how to find their website. I honestly don't think that them showing up and setting up a monster display for a couple of days will make any difference at all. It will simply save them money. It's just business. Sounds like a smart move.
     
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    Play....please.
     
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    Really!!! No one Needs to see him dance!
     
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    And CAKE..You forgot about cake!!


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    Gibson not at NAAM!!!! WTF!
     
  19. Caleb

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    Hell, I thought they were going out of business anyway. I've been reading about it on here for the better part of a decade...
     
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    Buy used, be happy. Simple!
     
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