Gold Supporting Member
- Jan 5, 2010
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At its custom shop in Nashville, the Gibson Murphy Lab creates brand new guitars that look and feel exactly like old instruments.
Canuck aging is cheaper.Silly IMO. Murphy and Gibson are just taking what others already knew and using it to age guitars. It has been known and around forever. Gibson has known this since the beginning?
Murphy razor blade aged his guitars for years upon years upon years. Now there is a new aging process? Really? It's called "cold", "heat", "cold", "heat", "cold", etc... etc...
Something that has always caused aging on a nitro finish.
I hope Murphy isn't just figuring this out. lol
I know he isn't, just funny how Gibson claims this is a "new" process.
I love Murphy's work over the years. Murphy is killer at what he does but the price Gibson asks for these new Murphy guitars is "insane" IMO. Many Heavily aged versions are over $10K. $7K is about the cheapest model if you want a new one.Tom is trying to improve a process on a large scale for international sales of thousands of guitars. He deserves some credit for what he has achieved.
HM and others do excellent work but are a smaller shop that can tailor their work to each customer. They also deserve credit for leading the way in the finish and aging process.
But dumping on Tom or calling the staff monkeys....well I guess I have to disagree.