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Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by jenton70, Dec 22, 2017.
From the backstage
slowly dropping off the radar...
Honestly I bought two, and I don't see the need to buy anymore historic LP's.
Maybe sometime down the road I may pickup a historic SG or Lifeson Axcess.
Within the last year I bought a jubilee head, 2 4x12's, a JCM 800 head, an elite
strat and a USA SG. All of these combined cost about as much as an R9.
i had the same experience...2 and out.now i know.great gibsons.but there are other great gibsons too.
I don't know if popularity is down too much - I can't find a nice used one for a fair price anywhere. Someone must like their "Historic" Les Pauls.
Please tell me the above is not an actual ad for Gibson 2018?
If it is............."The Real True Vintage Authentic Accurate Retro Series"...................then someone in their marketing department must have two @icks because they didn't get that stupid tugging one!
Interesting... why are they using LP with Top Wrapping for their Ad (if the Ad is an actual Gibson Ad).
Introducting? No. See the other forum for the actual 2018 collection.
That's not a 2018 in the picture either.Of course its a fake ad.
It's satire. Definitely not an ad.
I'll take 2! MAP $48,000. (Each)
Has anyone seen those new colors?
I like what they did this year....(2018)
..................thought so but with Gibson changing everything every other year anything is possible.
Let me explain why it is happening quite simply:
I am 33 years old, I have the cash for one, I know they are nice, but they aren't 5,000.00+ nice to me, so I will buy other things. Gibson snubs their noses at the average man and now the average man is snubbing their nose at Gibson.
As a 34 year old I feel the same, even though I have owned four Historics, all bought used. I say the same thing to Martin guitars too. I LOVE the Martin sound, nothing compares to it IMO. Having said that they want almost $3k and up for their standard D-28 and D-35 variations and up to $6k for a "real" D-28. Then you mean to tell me right around the time I turn 55 I need to ship it off for six months and drop almost another grand into it to reset the neck so I can still play it? Riiiiiiiiight. When your Taylor's neck angle is off you loosen one bolt, add in a shim or two, tighten it down and you're good for another 25 years. Don't worry though Martin, TONS of us kids born in the 80's are just tripping all over each other to get in a bluegrass band and play leads.
"Bluegrass Monster" to a child of the 80's is about as relevant as a Model T Starter Kit.
I don't think Gibson is snubbing its nose at people. I think they went all in on the generation that idolized people who played LP's. A real 59 is $200k and up. To get something damn close for $5k and below is a small price. If your idols didn't play one and you don't really care $3-$5k is a ton of cash.
It's all relative. I don't buy them because my idols played them. I buy them because they are the guitar "I" want to play. Remember too, check the re-sale value on the guitars you are talking about. If I play a 3-5k Gibson for a year, or five, or ten, and sell it for 2-4k, big deal.
Same here I lose money but hey it's why I work
Glad to hear there is someone else in the world who feels the same way about bluegrass. There are two local music stores in my area that have bluegrass jams once a month. I just don't get it and I'm ahead of you by 20 years. My wife is from Kentucky too and she can't stand it. In fact, I'm starting to get angry just thinking about it.
'13-14 seems about right. I remember there were so many Historic reissues for sale in the Classifieds. Now there's so little action in that section.
The number of reissues on TGP also has gone down drastically.
LOL... No need to dis Martins! A neck reset is not rocket science, and can be performed at any of dozens (if not hundreds) of Martin Authorized Service Centers around the country in a matter of weeks - not 6 months. And it's NOT a $1000 repair... more like $350 to $500.
I wonder... does your Les Paul have a bolt on neck like a Taylor?