- Jun 27, 2012
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All good...I barely touch my LP's anymore and the two I have will last me a liftime.
Sad times, but I'm not surprised. Taylors recent large price rise in the UK stopped me buying new (I was days away from buying a 522), so I bought used (good as new).
Just like the railway system in the UK. Profits falling = increase ticket prices = fewer travellers = falling profits..........etcsales are down and the increase prices. Gibson is killing itself.
I haven't paid much attention recently but I'm sure I recall people really grumbling about Gibson's quality the last few years and given their reported financial situation it seems they're determined to be their own executioner? Some of my favourite guitars cost next to nothing because they needed some work or weren't desirable but how they feel and sound is far more important than the name on the headstock. I've got any Epiphone LP that plays better than 75% of the off the rack Gibsons I've triedA few months back I picked up an Epiphone 1961 Casino Reissue in near mint condition for $175. (Gibby USA P90s come standard.) It is really hard to truly justify buying a new Gibson of the rack when there are so many better options and values out there. My $0.02
Gibson is 540 million dollars in Debt. The bean counters have said it is unserviceable!! Prices must go up!
This has made me seriously re-think about selling my Bonamassa LP Studio. I just recently purchased a (NOS) PRS 30th Annv. Cust. 22 Vine in aquamarine which of course was pricey. My intent when buying the PRS was to offset this cost from selling my LP Bonamassa. I figured I'll snag another LP later. But now, I think I will just keep it. A LP in the hand now is better than squeezing more money out of rock to buy one later.