And no listed weights. Yeah, not interested in giving them 2,500 bucks and getting a 10.5 pound anchor in the mail.There's no discount at all.
I don't get it.
Same price as they are at Sweetwater, but used, and some are even damaged.
They even claim to offer "exceptional value".
Looks like they're all listed for full list, being "prototype" doesn't really mean much.Trogly bought one of each of the original collection. Apparently, he thinks they were priced too cheap and they'll sell for big $$$ once they sell out. I say that dude's the biggest moron of an "expert" I've ever seen. Unreal.
I’ve often gotten a shyster vibe from him, also thought it was pretty weak to bad mouth the forum that taught him what little he knows.Trogly bought one of each of the original collection. Apparently, he thinks they were priced too cheap and they'll sell for big $$$ once they sell out. I say that dude's the biggest moron of an "expert" I've ever seen. Unreal.
Truth. He tried buying my 1980 Custom from me back a few years ago. Offered half of my very fair asking price. F*cking slimeball.I’ve often gotten a shyster vibe from him, also thought it was pretty weak to bad mouth the forum that taught him what little he knows.
Shit, if we think Gibson is being shady selling 2nds at full price, what’s he planning on listing them for?
thats your opinion and totally acceptable. A collector/seller could view purchasing a standard issue model vs a prototype model as "stupid". Stupidity is in the eye of the beholder. Just dont buy one and it shouldnt effect you.i look at the "prototypes" as the first year of a car model... i'd never buy one. wait a couple years for them to sort the kinks out.
Stupid is as stupid does it clearly seems.
And while i understand your car analogy, that doesnt translate here as the purpose of prototype models is to iron out any of those production issues before mass production...
no, of course not. Prototypes are used for internal purposes. Most people wouldnt want a prototype anything, but guitars are different. This is an opportunity for the public to purchase a prototype which is typically something only vendors and collectors get access to. Again, this is aimed towards collectors.prototypes aren't released to the masses... you don't think they listen to the feedback on new models and use that to try to improve on future years? I mean we are discussing Gibson, but any normal semi intelligent company would, so if you put out a model for 5 years, each subsequent year theoretically should be superior than the previous.
or am i missing something? The more you make something --->> the better you should get at it
my statement was made with an assumption i clearly didn't express. A model made multiple years to the same specs. You'd have to be trying to F it up if you get worse with each one.You're also forgetting Gibson is a for-profit company, so there has to be changes made year to year to keep players interested or else we'd all just be buying 50s standards all day. Marketing to different genres, budgets and so much more
And no, the more you make doesnt always = better or cheaper. Materials can come in and out of stock (rosewood, ebony), manufacturing processes can change, minimum wage can increase leading to cutting costs elsewhere. Nothing in the manufacturing process of guitars is set in stone and so many things can effect prices. Hell, even changes in management and pandemics can be felt by consumers.