New Historics - Anybody Else Lost Interest

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by rich85, May 12, 2018.

Still interested in new Historics?

  1. Yes

    77 vote(s)
    35.6%
  2. No

    121 vote(s)
    56.0%
  3. Yes/No. I have no self control.

    18 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. rich85

    rich85 Senior Member

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    This isn't a thread aimed at the stupid decisions made by Gibson, but more how many people here own the reissues they want and are not looking at any more.

    Personally I own a 2011 R8 and 2010 R6. Played newer models with different glue. Played older ones. They were all good Les Pauls. Which is all I am after.
     
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  2. Crotch

    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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  3. RangerJay

    RangerJay Glam Bastard Premium Member

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    It's interesting just to see what the Custom Shop can do. Tonight, I played my 2014 R8 with a Whole Lotta Humbucker bridge PU, and after 30 minutes, I completely forgot I own any other guitars. Then, later, I plugged in my ESP Eclipse with EMG actives, and I got lost again. Seconds ago, I played my TH Cherry thingy, and it just kicked ass, especially when I changed key by detuning the low E to a Drop D on the fly, and kept going. All this into a Marshall DSL 20 (new model) with two Celestions in the cab.

    I have nothing but respect for the Gibson Custom Shop at this point. I've been lucky, I suppose, because none of my acquisitions have proved to be "duds." Each is unique, and all very playable.

    Also, I have a 2013 Gibson USA Traditional that is amazing. It's exactly like my CS '58 from 2014 when playing. I do mean exactly. The feel is magnificent.

    I did not buy any of my reissues as some sort of substitute for the real thing (like a real 1958 LP). I bought them because they are good freaking guitars. I love 'em all.
     
  4. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    So you're trying to tell us you are not "Glue sensitive"?

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  5. rich85

    rich85 Senior Member

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    HAHAHAHA

    I have forsaken the glue sniffers
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    That can be read a few ways!
    :D

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  7. Sct13

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    I voted yes....

    I find the right one....I'm still buying it....And its gonna be about the looks this time. I have had so many of these historics its just silly....but I have three of the best guitars on the planet right now.

    I still love Custom Shop LP's but interest has waned quite a bit. So much that I'm thinking of a 57 Gold Top just to keep it simple and cheaper.

    Right now One guitar is tuned to open G, One is Open E, the other is standard A-440 so realistically I need two more....Drop D tuning and one for half step down stuff..E Flat...
     
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  8. jamman

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    I'm still looking ,, but not to buy . What I've got now is all I want or need . and Gibson has raised prices to a point where it's really , just stupid $$$$ for a new 1 ... Next year runs of TM BRW LP's should be coming out ... for those who want to invest in such things ... To bad they will never be valued like the Originals .... But they ain't the same .... Still just mass produced cookie cut with some hand finishing/aging ...
    But looking is all good and when I see 1 got sold at them loco prices , I laugh to myself .... And Still No real Nitro .....
     
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    harrie 0492 Senior Member

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    NOOOOOOO only dreaming of a Duane Hot Lanta reissue But dream on Harrie
     
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  10. rockinlespaul

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    I have no interest in the new historics. I prefer the older ones as I like a big neck with shoulders.

    If a TH came up used and in my price range and had the right neck, I would consider it.

    I don't really care about it being historically correct. They never will be completely.

    Buying brand new? Never. I learned my lesson on that years ago. Like a new car, I'll let someone else take the hit first.
     
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    I voted yes, because I'm still watching what's coming out. but I think with the recent purchase of my 2018 R9, I am getting to that point. I won't pay a premium for new braz model, EIR is fine for me. My 2012 R8 remains my #1 gigging instrument, so I'm probably done. :beer:
     
  12. bulletproof

    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Man, I watch’em all! For me,it’s all about that “ sound “.
    I am not looking to buy a new one,however, I have definitely learned to NOT say “ never “. :laugh2:
    :cheers2:

    I voted yes
     
  13. Sct13

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    This IS the unfortunate truth isn't it......:cool2:
     
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    The prices on original bursts are actually coming down (not the asking price, but what you end up paying for them). At some point the rising prices for Gibson's versions will intersect with them.

    I've still got no interest in a Gibson Historic. Couldn't put a finger on why.
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Yaaaa,it really is,brother!
     
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  16. crosstownblues

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    Poll needs a "Not so much" button. ;)
     
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    I would be a lot more interested if the price was only half what there asking .

    And then I might be motivated to purchase more than one, like not so long ago.
     
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    I paid 3.5K€ for my R8, now they want +5K€ for the same guitar. Hell no way!
     
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    I’m still insterested because I’d like to have an almost complete collection of Les Paul reissues (most likely 54-60). Doesn’t mean I’m gonna buy them all new. In fact, I’d like to buy used or heavily discounted new.
     
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    I have all of the Les Pauls I need and want. I am done.
     

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