When You've Thought It Couldn't Get Worse...

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by paruwi, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Taking inspiration from the brightly painted "shaggin' wagons" of the 1970s, Gibson has released a new line of Custom Boogie Van Les Pauls.

    The models feature a three-tone paint job reminiscent of racing stripes, coming in five different aptly named nitrocellulose finishes: A Squad, Street Race, Bell Bottom, Super Hero, and Stardust. Like a decked-out Econoline's shiny bumpers and hub caps, the guitars' ABR-1 bridge, tailpiece, control knobs, and switch washer are all glistening chrome.

    While Gibson notes that both a resurgence in the popularity of '70s Les Pauls and the era's street vans are the basis for the "fun mash-up," at $4,999 USD, this joy ride isn't cheap.

    https://reverb.com/news/gibson-nods-to-shaggin-wagons-with-new-custom-boogie-van-les-pauls

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  2. Stinky Kitty

    Stinky Kitty Senior Member

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    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    I saw that and posted it in another thread. 5 grand for a hideous guitar. Henry has lost touch with reality now.

    Back in the early 90's I bought a 69 Ford Econoline Van that came from California that was all done up in the mid 70's for Van ins and I would not want one of these ugly crappy guitars, never ever nope no way!!
     
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  4. SaltFox

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    When I saw these posted in another thread I thought they were photoshopped to mock Gibson. Holy $hit
     
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    Yep. No thanks.
     
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    image.jpeg I pity the fool that don't pick the black red and silver one!!
     
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    shupe13 Senior Member

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    I don’t think assholes were doing that in the ‘70s. Why the fuchs now?
     
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    Poking my eyeballs out as I type this
     
  9. algs911

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    This is exactly the kind of thing I'd do to my $150 parts-caster. At $5k it's just... UG
     
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    No. You shouldn’t do that to anything.
     
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    Leave Henry alone he's trying to save Gibson here. Are you guys gonna stick you nose up at the Facts of Life and Knots Landing guitars debuting next month too? Sheez respect that he's spending long hours in the office to think up these things
     
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    At first I thought they were a bit cool in the initial image that gave the impression that the lines were all strait. Then .....leave it to Gibson. Pretty sad, again, is all I can say.
     
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    next year will be the 60's celebration...

    Done up with: Herby the Love bug racing stripes, the VW hippie van, the flower power, and a pot model....remember the peace models were soooooo 2014.
     
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    My paint job sounds better than yours.
     
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    Dang, I actually think the Super Hero looks pretty cool! Maybe if it were $499...
     
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    Pretty sure I could rock A Squad comfortably, but I wouldn't even check it out in store at that price. The rest...well, you know.
     
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    Collect all 5 !!!

    Bell bottom kind of reminds me of the German flag colours. Would these appeal to patriotic Germans perhaps ??
     
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    They need to do a Starsky & Hutch model.
     
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    Watch out or next we'll see the Mr Hanky edition, with Henry J's face painted on it..
     
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