Gibson blowout pricing?

Flyfish-mt

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Back in 2013 I started a thread asking people to post their new Gibson's purchased during the blowout in mid-November. Anyway, I've been away from the this site for some time and was wondering if they still have those amazing deals every November? I bought a '13 LP Standard GT for $1199 and a '13 Trad for $1399 both from Sweetwater during the price slashes.......It was a complete feeding frenzy! Anyway, I'm eyeballing a '19 SG JR and was wondering what to expect later this month in regards to pricing or is this a thing of the past?
 

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I thought the blowouts happened in October.

I also purchased my '12 Trad, '13 trad, '17 trad, and a lot of my other Les Paul during this time frame.
 

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Last week, Guitar Center and Sam Ash we’re dumping the Les Paul Junior Tribute DC in cherry for $679. This week, GC is sold out.

I think I got the last one.
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Stores like Guitar Center, Sam Ash etc usually store clearing things in time for 2020 stuff that will becoming available once Winter NAMM happens in January.
 

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I am not sure we are going to see the historical price dumping on the instruments that we have seen under the old moniker. Now that the model lineups have been cleaned up, I expect it will just be colour changes and maybe some pickup changes. (Considering US buyers were getting the new LP Standard in 50's and 60's for $2499)
 

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Gibson has removed the Model Year from the headstock, probably for this very reason. I have not seen "clearance" prices on any 2019 Gibsons, with the exception of a few early 2019 models, but they were nothing to write home about...
 

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Gibson stopped the whole blowout thing after the 2015 debacle. You'll see random significant markdowns here and there, but the days of scoring a Standard for $1400 are long gone. Unfortunately.
 

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I bought my 2017 SG during the SW dump that November. But, like others said I'm not sure they will be doing this now since they took the year off the headstock (though obviously it's still part of the serial number).
 

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I see them dumping some of the 2018's at GC for cheap right now, I was just there yesterday.
What’s cheap? I’ve seen some of the 18s and 1st run 19s on sale, but nothing close to the old blowout deals.
 

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I just paid $1800 for an Ebony Classic from American music
 

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10-20% off isn’t a blowout in my opinion. Getting a brand new Standard for $1499 or a Studio for $499 is a blowout. Those days will never come again...barring a massive recession.
 

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I bought 3 Gibson SG61 (ebony,Cherry and Natual}
Think all were under $600 each with hard-shell case a few years ago.
Those days are gone mostly where you get 65%-75% off of a Gibson...
But I do have my eyes opened this season....…..JT
 

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Pick up a new car a Toyotathon and then drive over to GC for a blowout... Appaently, we're still living in the 60's with planned obsolescence, model "years" and other BS (limited editions, exclusives, etc.) consumer manipulation. I'm amazed that anyone would pay the inflated prices posted for most of the year. Honestly, I think all this market manipulation is nauseating. I gave up buying new (except for handmade) as a major waste of money, so having the market constantly flooded with used guitars belonging to people who then wanted something new is fine with me. To me, when a dealer says "blowout" it means either "real price" or "welcome to our unwanted guitars."
 


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