But they could also do it by charging what Gibsons are worth, instead of what people will pay for the name, and letting Epis be Epis; Casinos, Sheratons, Emperors (both original acoustics & later jazzboxes), Broadways (same), Rivieras (the real ones, with mini-'buckers & Frequensators), the...
On the Epi versions of Gibson models, sure.
But I really hope they keep the Gibson headstock off the actual Epiphone models.
Of course, as a long-time Epi fan, I'd love to see them just make Epi models, and drop all the cheap versions of Gibsons.
I'll have to disagree here; $650-$700 gets you a Mexico-made mass produced guitar that is superior to what CBS was selling in the '70s.
And I don't think the quality divide for Gibson was Norlin; it was Nashville.
Thanks for the review.
I'm not going to run out & replace all my old Schallers with these, but I'll be perfectly happy putting these on my next electric.
But on their explanatory vid on the website they mention"silent" several times, but never explain what that's supposed to mean; what's the...
OK< I'm back from schaller.com.
Some interesting changes. The locking nut looks promising - but to my eye, the biggest improvement is the longer thread; that one is definitely a winner.
I'm not so sure about the one-piece button/screw, though; I liked the flexibility to use the Schaller...