- Jan 16, 2013
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There’s no question that these guitars are killer deals - they are a lot more guitar than advertised. And I totally agree that the book is next to worthless, unless you’re planning on hanging it on a wall next to an unplayed guitar. Which is fine, I suppose, but like you, I’m more interested in playing the guitar than admiring the certification.I essentially got a CC 29 right at half MAP [avatar]. It is to date the best deal I've gotten on a new Gibson.
I've been lucky to have owned numerous RIs from 1990s and up. Every few years they have gotten noticeably better. However, 2013 was a really big step forward and not the incremental improvements of the past. As good as 2013/2014 models were, the CC runs of '14 and '15 are off the hook. In fact my repurposed CC29 edges out my TH BB7 for feel and attention to detail. I don't think enough people really understood or appreciated the extra hands on attention the CC lines received.
If you can get a repurposed Knopfler for almost 1/2 of MAP then do it! I can tell you that I don't miss Tamio Akudas pic in my book. You gotta ask yourself if that book is worth 3-4K to you?
I know what my 'faded orange burst' was supposed to be. It matters not one iota to me that I don't have the 'proper' book. I ain't playing that book! The only thing the certs or books have ever done is take up space in my case pockets.
I'd rather have that extra 3k I saved taking up space in my pocket.