well, custom shop examples of all guitars are WAY overpriced for most regular joe guitar players. $3k plus for a strat? I don’t think so. I thought bringing the standard to $2500 was a pretty good move. Not that Gibson is out of the woods with consumer fuckery, but it’s a step in the right direction. And IMO Mark was a tool before he was hired.He’s still a tool as a Gibson employee. And he’s a tool now no matter what his employment status is.The problem with these CEOs is EGO!! They walk in a company and it's like they want to make their mark. So they do all kinds of stupid shit (like this CEO did) and when it backfires on them, they start looking for patsies (like Mark). Mark took the bait. He should have known better unless he was suckered in by the money and ego as well. Sadly, their company model is well out of reach for average Americans who can't afford the crazy prices. Yeah, there will always be Epiphone and lower end choices but the higher end Custom Shop stuff will always be out of reach for most. Shit, they can't even do a proper Historic Les Paul (that cost a fortune) without missing something, like a vintage correct bridge, pigments, etc... what-ever. They can only rope-a-dope their customers for so long before they get fed up. Luckily, there are still a lot of second hand, vintage (and semi-vintage) guitars out there to buy.
I saw some recent Factory Tour videos on YT where these two foreign-looking, olive-skinned Cubicle Icicles walk through the plant and basically outline what thisguy and thatguy is doing in production.Winter NAMM should be interesting.
You mean this video? The main guy giving the tour in the new video is the same person who gave the tour in Premier Gutiar's Gibson Factory Tour from 2012I saw some recent Factory Tour videos on YT where these two foreign-looking, olive-skinned Cubicle Icicles walk through the plant and basically outline what thisguy and thatguy is doing in production.
And I’m sure JC and MA appreciate your embarrassment for them.I saw some recent Factory Tour videos on YT where these two foreign-looking, olive-skinned Cubicle Icicles walk through the plant and basically outline what thisguy and thatguy is doing in production.
The employees, such as the one binding guy wrapping the string, check the video if he doesn't have the most aggrieved look on his face, okay.
He is not just unhappy, he is visibly upset.
These new "managers" sounded in the video as if they just spent a week at Camp Sawdust's briefing room before stepping out onto the rough mill line floor for the very first time. And it was a cringeworthy effort not to end the video early.
I felt sorry for the guys working there under Henry J the past 5 years, as seen in the many many negative Employee Company Reviews on Glassdoor for Gibson.
I find myself feeling embarrassed for the company managers sent by the Vulture Capital Fund that today run the Gibson board.
I had high hopes after the last Anaheim show for *finally* being able to buy the perfect Burst with the Gibson logo, but after the JC and Agnesia and Beancounter Expert Tour videos... I know for sure Gibson is toast and that dream Paul is never going to happen for me.
Its not. Those NAMM guitars last year were never going into production as shown. Including that stupid goofy Hippie Flower Paul.. as if its any consolation.