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

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

  1. Hector Arcadius

    Hector Arcadius Senior Member

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    So...I guess you're saving up for this one, in the German flag colors...? ;)
     
  2. redcoats1976

    redcoats1976 Senior Member

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    i could see plucking this out of the boneyard and putting it on the street just for laughs...but 5k for those guitars?i didnt do THAT much LSD...
     
  3. jc2000

    jc2000 Senior Member

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    No thanks....:facepalm:
     
  4. algs911

    algs911 Senior Member

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    Oh, don't get me wrong my friend! I would NOT do THIS to my cheap-o guitar. I meant modifying with paint, designs, etc... I've seen back-yard paint jobs that look way more cool than these.
     
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  5. kiko

    kiko Senior Member

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    These could potentially be the rarest Gibson LPs in the distant future! :)
     
  6. scott1970

    scott1970 Senior Member

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    Not for me, but I'd take a free Superhero without much complaining.
     
  7. GySgtFTL

    GySgtFTL Senior Member

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    What is needed is a really, really, really, no-fooling this time, I really mean it, the real deal, better than all the others, true, genuine, real, Historic Les Paul and price it at about 20k. That is what is needed.
     
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  8. bluesondoor

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    Hate or love the designs, the price is ridiculous. These and all others of the type need to start at 2999. Most retailers would only be able to come down to 3800 or 4000 on these to clear margins, right? No one is paying even that.
     
  9. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    They did it wrong....should be 'Gold' not 'Yellow'
     
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  10. scott 351 wins

    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    I bet most retailers will be hesitant on ordering one of these. What is Gibson protocol on guitars that dont sell? Do they strip the finish off and redo it with a more popular coat? I can see these being redone in white and black in the future.
     
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  11. dissaffected

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    These guitars may represent the death rattles of HJ's tenure. Unbelievably bad decision to produce these.
     
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    Total waste of money and a terrible idea, IMO. What the heck is the Custom Shop smoking?
     
  13. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    and offered for 1-2000$ more
     
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    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    I could understand just one model as a future collectible, as it was the Zoot or the Robot guitar. They tend to increase value and appeal with time but... THIS? And also 5 different models... It does not even make sense as a collectible.
     
  17. Roxy13

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    Maybe. I love white SGs. GC had some exclusive one a few months ago and maybe still do. Then I started reading the reviews and people were reporting that the white finish was over a cherry finish and flaking off. Needless to say I didn't buy one and instead bought a cherryburst from Sweetwater.
     
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  18. judson

    judson Senior Member

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    omg...those are beautiful, i want one of each





    said nobody



    actually if Gibson was paying me to play one, it would be Bell Bottom

    but Gibson does pay me......they pay me NOT to play Gibsons in public cuz i suck!!
     
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  19. Tobaccoburst83

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    Instead of bringing out some real nice instruments, they bring out the 485th LP Custom in a finish nobody won't buy. Price tags are around 5.000USD... great.
     
  20. MooCheng

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    its the Kevinpaul limited edition

    wonder what Henrys tripping on, must be some good stuff
     
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