New Gibson Winter NAMM Models Announced

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  1. stonevibe

    stonevibe Senior Member

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    It all looks very back to basics, which I am certainly a fan of.

    "After missing last year’s show, Gibson is back with a vengeance! Yes, it’s made mistakes in the past, but this company looks like it’s about to rectify them."

    Gibson Golden Era NAMM 2019
    "We’re paying tribute to the Golden Era of Gibson by restoring authenticity for musicians with our new lineup of Classics,” says Cesar Gueikian, GIBSON’s Chief Merchant Officer. He then goes on to say: “True to our DNA, our new Les Paul Standard returns to the classic design that made it famous. And the same can be said of other models."

    https://www.gearnews.com/namm-2019-gibson-goes-back-to-the-golden-era-with-new-2019-guitars/
     

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    Very Interesting! a 50's, 60's and P-90 LP Standard.
    It will be interesting to see the specs on these guitars and the colour options.
     

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    This is what I suggested last year, happy to see they are probably going that way.

    I just hope they are not raising the prices to rebalance the incomes, because of less models.
     
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    Interesting. I'll probably bite on a goldtop with p90s as long as it has a slightly beefier neck than the classic with p90s I bought last year.

    Never thought I'd say that about the beefier neck, but the Les Paul custom I bought last year has shown me the light.
     
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    I want the '61 SG with a Maestro please
     
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    High Res pictures;

    First thoughts; headstock seems back to the correct size. Strap buttons back to vintage specs. ABR1 seems a regular one.

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    I'd rock the S**t out of that SG and some!
     
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    God I love the maestro with the etching....

    My SG has a plain one...because the etched Gibson maestros cost a gazillion dollars...so cool

    -Chris
     
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    Let's see if it turns out to be anything more than the latest marketing meme :)
     
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    The Junior and Special seem to have vintage specs. I like that a lot!
    And that's about it for my level of excitement.
     
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    Why not 'golden era' all the way including pricing lol
     
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    I'd rock that for sure.
     
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    Looks to be the death of the Traditional I'd say. Pretty redundant to keep that around now that the Standard is back to being the Standard. One of the best things Gibson could do to turn around a lot of people's opinions of past years is freak out on the quality control of the nuts and their slots. If they want to sell a bunch of Maestro equipped guitars without it turning into a bunch of bad press about SG's that won't hold tune, quality consistent nut slots are a must.
     
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    A quick Google search shows that a Les Paul cost $375 in 1959. Adjusted for inflation that's about $3,200. Today you can get a brand new Les Paul for a lot less than $3,200. And thanks to modern day technology and manufacturing tolerances, it's probably built a lot better too (on average).
     
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    Any chance the fretboards will look that nice on the production models? Fingers crossed. Maybe they figure out to hire a guy to make a striped technicolor fretboard pile for $900 Juniors and nice uniform dark color fretboard pile for the more expensive guitars. Another thing Gibson can easily do to improve their feedback around here
     
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    Very cool, I am glad they will be at NAMM this year and I can't wait to go next weekend.
     
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    Have fun :)
     
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