Tommy Shaw can't get Gibson to build him a guitar

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Poor baby- you create ART because you have to- GIBSON SMIBSON-I offered my 'sevices'=NOTHING-their loss-I'm a one man PROMO machine. GO FENDER RAH RAH!
 

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Shaw isn't high profile enough for Gibson to think todays guitar players will recognize his name enough to want to shell out ca$h for one.


Can you even name the "other" guy that plays guitar in Styx ?
 

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Shaw isn't high profile enough for Gibson to think todays guitar players will recognize his name enough to want to shell out ca$h for one.


Can you even name the "other" guy that plays guitar in Styx ?
This makes sense. But in counter point. Gibson WOULD make more money from older gents who DO know who he is, IF they can up the retail tag an collect more of the social security and hedge fund collections off that particular age group.
It would be like re-releasing another Johny A. Or chuck berry sig.
Most people would wonder who tf that is, old guitar ppl would be scratching eyes out for a piece of history with retirement accounts in hand.
 

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completely disagree, the guys he would have driven to buy Gibson guitars would have bought them ages ago and have enough other music from the era created on Les Pauls as a reason to have done so. That said, it makes a shitload more sense for Tommy have to have a sig than it did for Kiefer Sutherland. I am a bit biased FOR that KS guitar, since it isn't just another Les Paul.
 

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This makes sense. But in counter point. Gibson WOULD make more money from older gents who DO know who he is, IF they can up the retail tag an collect more of the social security and hedge fund collections off that particular age group.
It would be like re-releasing another Johny A. Or chuck berry sig.
Most people would wonder who tf that is, old guitar ppl would be scratching eyes out for a piece of history with retirement accounts in hand.
Im pretty sure more people than not, across all ages, genders, creeds, religions and orientations, hear the name Johnny A and go ‘who?’

Not so much with Chuck, though I’ll admit the tik tok kids might find both names equally obscure.
 

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Shaw isn't high profile enough for Gibson to think todays guitar players will recognize his name enough to want to shell out ca$h for one.


Can you even name the "other" guy that plays guitar in Styx ?
James Young.....

Great player.....

Unique tone and phrasing.....good riff writer.

Wrote Lyrics and Music some of the more Rockin' songs.

Sings lead vocal on a few tunes.....and of course a ton of backup vocals.

Also occasionally dabbles on synth when playing out live.
 
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James Young.....

Great player.....

Unique tone and phrasing.....good riff writer.

Wrote Lyrics and Music some of the more Rockin' songs.

Sings lead vocal on a few tunes.....and of course a ton of backup vocals.

Also occasionally dabbles on synth when playing out live.
I honestly couldn't remember, I had to look it up.

and I bought all the Styx albums back in the day (up to Paradise Theater)

and read all the album liners. (Stuff we did before the internet)
 

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Shaw isn't high profile enough for Gibson to think todays guitar players will recognize his name enough to want to shell out ca$h for one.


Can you even name the "other" guy that plays guitar in Styx ?
J.Y. Young

Want to know the rest of their names?
 

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Refresh my memory but wasn't there some drama surrounding Schon and the Access model LP?

Oh. I'll never forgive Styx for that "Domo arigato misuta Robotto" asscheese.
 

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I guess his ideas were just a little....unGibby....
Anyway he should not moan he had his signature guitars....don't want one...
Maybe he should ask bc rich...
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I’m sure the guy has some cash… he could always order a M2M or hire a quality luthier to build what he’s after.

Or is it more about having a Tommy Shaw model guitar?

Hmmmm…
Maybe a Gibson sig is just what he needs to make The Big Time.
 

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It was Robert Shaw who invented the Humbucker!

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( Actually it was SETH LOVER who invented the Humbucker in 1956 for Gibson,... Tommy would have been 3 years old )

( Many years later Tim Shaw took the first turn at re-inventing the PAF for Gibson....he also made other humbucker based models like the Dirty Fingers model during the Norlin period )
Wrong Shaw again, it was Run Run Shaw

He’s the seated one.
 

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It was Robert Shaw who invented the Humbucker!

View attachment 573808

( Actually it was SETH LOVER who invented the Humbucker in 1956 for Gibson,... Tommy would have been 3 years old )

( Many years later Tim Shaw took the first turn at re-inventing the PAF for Gibson....he also made other humbucker based models like the Dirty Fingers model during the Norlin period )
That’s right. Tommy Shaw was awesome in the movie Jaws. That monologue about the USS Indianapolis sinking? Haunting…
 

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