Maybe not related but I was skimming through Sweetwater and looking at Jackson. It was a pre-order sale for a Pro series Jackson SL2 Q MAH Ht. Which is a Jackson soloist hard tail. Manufacturers retail1249$ on sale for 599$ so I pulled the trigger. The next morning I checked and the guitar was at 899$ I called and the Sweetwater guy said I got in under the wire. I am just speculating but I wonder if it was missed marked on the website.It's been slim pickins at SW for weeks now. The best way to shop for Gibsons right now is in their "Deals" section which are mostly demos/returns with minor issues. There's a nice Lemonburst LP in there along with 2 dozen or so other Gibson models. It changes throughout the day... https://www.sweetwater.com/dealzone/?s=gibson&sb=dateadded
I can't even sell my ibanez prestige for 725 ? I'm like wtf... Mexican fenders go for 900-1400 these days and nobody wants a japanese fuji gen ibanez for 7 bills.... guitar market is weird.I think what’s crazy for me is just in the last year noticing how much prices on used guitars have just skyrocketed.
I mean the higher end stuff from Gibson, Fender and Paul Reed Smith in many cases are $1000-$1500 more than they were a year or two ago. PRS Seems to be in the lower end of mark up though. Gibson and Martin stuff just seems to be through the roof.
My GC looks like it's ready to close. I've never seen the guitar wall so barren. It's huge and there's barely anything on it. It's like ever since the bankruptcy was announced nobody gives a shit and the place if just plain dirty. There's trash everywhere that nobody wants to pick up. If you're trying to keep money flowing you'd think they'd at least want the stores to be clean and inviting.was in GC 2 days ago they are running low of gibson stock and epiphone stock , i had to wait a week for a new 2020 epi custom LP alpine , they had a few gibson LP /SG's on the wall but nothing in inventory, they were calling other stores out of state and saying 2 weeks before gibson would deliver DEMAND A GREAT DEAL
Which one ?My GC looks like it's ready to close. I've never seen the guitar wall so barren. It's huge and there's barely anything on it. It's like ever since the bankruptcy was announced nobody gives a shit and the place if just plain dirty. There's trash everywhere that nobody wants to pick up. If you're trying to keep money flowing you'd think they'd at least want the stores to be clean and inviting.
Just subbed to your channel, nice playing and content.My local Guitar Center has only one Gibson USA Les Paul in stock. A 60s Standard. Nobody will buy it because its so beat up. There's a huge ding in the neck, paint chips all over the headstock and actual buckle rash.
The guitar was probably bought and returned a couple times. They marked it down from $2500 to $2k. I wouldn't give them $1000 for it.
I had the same surprising experience with a guitar purchase from Canada, and have likewise adopted a USA only purchase policy.Japan is what’s going on! Everything is in Japan. What’s up with that? Also, I’ve been buying from out of the USA, not a good idea! Customs really slows things down. Took almost 6 weeks from Switzerland and most of the time neither the seller or myself knew what the hell was going on. I also made the big mistake of purchasing a Strat from a Canadian seller thinking that the customs thing would not be that bad. WRONG! Locked up in customs for several weeks now with no end in sight. No more out of USA purchases for me.
According to the prospective dealer in the video I posted earlier in this thread, they were told that supply issues go beyond COVID. A number of things like integrating a new software tracking system during a warehouse move, missing guitars, lack of parts and some lingering management issues apparently also exist.Where are the Gibsons?? Stores barely have any, used prices are very high. It’s a sellers market for used guitars. Retailers are SOL.
Gibson is trying very hard to keep the pandemic authentic.