I received an email alert that there is a new post in this thread. But the post was a bit longer.Does anyone else see the irony in the name “Banker?”
It is my understanding that the guy used to be a banker. But now he build handcrafted guitars, so he is in fact a luthier.Does anyone else see the irony in the name “Banker?” Seems fairly synonymous with “Gibson” to me. Guitars built by Banker, for bankers. I’ll choose to spend my money with a true luthier craftsman, not a “banker.”
A Gibson guitar is a production line guitar, even a "custom shop" Gibson.Gibson has a "Custom Shop". They can't build their own guitars better than a relative newbe. This baffles me.
Do you mind if I ask a hypothetical question.thanks for this but I don't prefer it
It isn't built by Gibson. It's only using licensed shapes. Squier is owned by Fender, but they aren't Fenders. They are licensed by the parent company to use the body and head stock shapes. Warmouth makes Fender neck replacements with the proper head stock shapes. They aren't made by Fender, but Fender licenses them to make and sell them.I don't get it? If it's licensed by Gibson, why not just call it a Gibson?
The QC issues seem to be more prevalent on the Gibson USA guitars, Standards and the rest. Custom Shop historic reissues and and LPCs seem to be quite a lot better, though not necessarily every specimen is perfect. CS guitars are also 2-3X the price, and in that territory you are close to high end boutique.Do you mind if I ask a hypothetical question.
Let's imagine that you had a choice between two guitars. One is a Gibson LP, but it has a lot of QC issues. Let's say that the issues are beyond what a setup could fix. The kind of issues that we've been seeing so often coming out of the Gibson factory. And the guitar just doesn't play right, because of those issues. But it's a genuine Gibson and it says Gibson on the headstock.
The other guitar is a luthier built guitar, the same exact model as the Gibson, and it's an authorized built. Not only are there no issues with the guitar. The guitar is in fact superior to the original Gibson by a large margin. It is a boutique guitar, hand made to perfection and even the choice of wood grain is spectacular. And it costs half the price of the Gibson. But it had another logo on the headstock.
If money was not an issue and if those were the only two guitars available in the world, which one would you buy?
or a Bacchus korina version from 2008-2013. they made them in small batches over those years. all the ones that made it through my hands were stellar instruments. PRS level of quality control.Why would you pay that kind of money for a white Limba slab COPY guitar when you could buy this beautiful white Limba slab Japanese COPY Memose for 2k shipped? I can promise you the build quality is above or Beyond Gibson CS, especially the board and fretwork.
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