Thread to say nice things about Gibson under Henry J.

Fiat Lux

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One of the loves of my life...! Thanks Henry!

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No one else would have made it.

cheers
 

Samantha

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I feel fine about not being able to afford a 2015 gibson.
 

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I am a Gibson fan and own nothing but Gibsons because they are awesome guitars.

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Um, but.....
 

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Thank you Henry for helping me understand how beautiful and valuable all my Norlins are.
 

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2014 Gibson Les Paul R0 - Believer Burst (aka Cody Burst)
2012 Gibson J200 Standard - Vintage Sunburst
2012 Gibson Song Writer Deluxe Studio - Natural
2013 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster - Aged Cherry Burst
Mesa Boogie 5:25 Express Amp
Yamaha THR5-V2 Amp
Pignose 7-100 Amp

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Um, but.....


LOL

I forgot to take it out of my sig. I sold the strat because I did not like it.
 

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3. He tries many new things, most would be considered a fail but it's better than doing nothing.

Yes! Definitely, it would be a crime if he REPLACED the classics we love with all the wild stuff he's trying. But he didnt. Through all the crazy electro-auto-gizmo guitar stuff, the traditional Les Pauls, SGs, etc, have been available to us.
And some of the whacky stuff is pretty cool. I liked the reverse V and the zoot suit SG.

And I like that he has diversified the company with all the other brands over the years. For the most part, he has kept the brands separate. They had a Gibson branded hard drive and that was silly. Just a mass market item with a Gibson logo stuck on. But the headphones appear to be limited and high end. If the finishes look as good in real life as they do in the pics, I think they'll be pretty cool.

The one boat I think he missed was not using "Roadworn" for a line of guitars. He stamped the Jam auction guitars with Roadworn on the back of the head stocks. I thought at the time it was a great name for a line of highly relic'd guitars. But they never did it. A few years later Fender did.

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Two words: Joe Bonamassa. Gibson endorser and fabulous guitarist. With Joe B. representing the product, it does not matter who is behind the scenes managing the company. Don't be surprised at possible future artist signature or Collector's choice models that bear Joe's imprimatur. A man who owns as many guitars as Joe has a big collection for Gibson to choose from.
 

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:thumb: Figured it was something like that. Beautiful Les Paul in your avatar pic !

Thanks, it is considered a R0 plain top.. LOL
Have to love Dave's guitar for working with Gibson to get such great looking plain tops. :thumb:
 

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All of my Gibsons are '97 or newer.

From the Custom Historics:
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To the ES:
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My guitars speak for my thoughts about HJ's Gibson.

I'll especially compliment the company on the new Memphis ES series.

My latest purchase:

'14 Warren Haynes 335:
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Well, when I went to buy my first Les Paul I found that there were so many models I turned to the internet for some information and first hand accounts. Would have never found MLP otherwise, so thanks Henry. :)
 

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1) The Bozeman, Montana plant. These are the best acoustics Gibson has ever built, not even close. Vintage specs but very non-vintage Martin-level craftsmanship.

2) The Custom Shop. Nuff said.

3) Saved the company. People seem to forget that Gibson was within six weeks of being shut down forever; had HJ not bought it, there would still be "Gibsons" but only in the sense there are still "Kramers," an ectoplasmic brand name slapped on cheap Asian instruments.
 

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Wow! I bought Les Pauls in the Norlin era, and never had one that was the equal of ANY of my Historics. I have a Gibson USA Firebird and LOVE it! You couldn't get a lefty Firebird at all, until recently. I had a Gibson USA ES-335, and it was an affordable, top-notch guitar. Before Henry, Gibson was at death's door-step. The quality was not so great, certainly not what it had been in the 1950s and 60s. Henry saved the company, and under his ownership Gibson has prospered, and the quality improved greatly. I HEAR Henry is an egomaniacle prick, but I wouldn't know for sure, because I've never met him. Anyone hear who's raking him over the coals ever actually met the guy?

Meh. George Lucas made some inspiring films at one time... The OEM G-Farce is the Jar Jar Binks of the guitar world.
 

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1) The Bozeman, Montana plant. These are the best acoustics Gibson has ever built, not even close. Vintage specs but very non-vintage Martin-level craftsmanship.

Hear, hear. The Bozeman plant produces some fine stuff. Has for years. My ten year old J-185 was a beautiful piece of work, and still is.
 

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I seem to remember Gibson purchasing Orange amps, and making them horrible for a couple years, and completely TANKING Tobias which was a fabulous bass and is now in the Epiphone catalog (was on that MusicYo website for a time). Trace Elliot is nothing since Gibson bought them, and Red Bear completely disappeared off the face of the Earth. This was all on Henry's watch. Oh wait!! Stewart Spector was able to get his logo back for Spector Basses...
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after a Lawsuit...

Say what you will about other corporate builds, I don't see any other CEOs putting out a signature model of themselves.
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