Makes total sense Tommy. I'm sure it is a profitable run so why stop. They just need to be a little more judicious about how many & how often IMHO.Gibson will making some more, I can not reveal them as I had to sign a secret agreement
not to expose the future candidates. They are killer.
Well..... sort of.In the past, before the Collectors Choice Series, there were copies (mainly the color) of guitars from Beauty of the Burst Book.
During that run, I bought a few Historic guitars based from that book, example was a certain well known
guitar from different pages of that book.
After that series of Beauty of the Burst took off, Gibson went one step further by introducing the same concept,
Associate the guitarist, (sometimes the owner) of most popular bands with the new Collector
Choice Guitars and bam, they had a hit. Good idea except the flame did not always match the said guitar
of that series, some were very close.
There was some great success of certain runs, and some not so good. Problem is Gibson kinda ran it into
the ground and got to greedy. Some might argue that certain runs confused the masses with Artist Runs.
Good marketing concept but Gibson made too many of each run. The problem was sourcing the maple
for the tops, trying to match a large run of certain tops to match said CC run. Too many inconsistencies
in the Flame to match said CC run. Gibson should have cut the numbers of each run way back for demand and
future value for each run. Gibson also introduced a new CC run too fast, sometimes over lapping each run
for maximum profit.
Now, to answer the OP question, Gibson burned everyone out and made the CC runs a dime a dozen so to speak.
I don't know if Gibson will keep building certain runs. Very few are even left.
Why not stick with building a nice Burst, and let the owner pick out which one reminds them of a resemblance
of what their hero played. Find a Burst that you can play, and it speaks to you rather than show off.
Last, find a guitar that impresses you, not to impress some other knucklehead.
Hope that helps.
Yep and call it the Kirk Hammett burstThey really need to do another run of Greene/Moore bursts (CC#1). The prices on the originals are just ridiculous, making anything like Greenie completely out of reach for most of us (and I’d be willing to spend $10K on an aged one, but I can’t justify paying the $30K people are asking for them). Same thing goes for the Pearly Gates CC.
Actually the CC12 was quite sweet,.... the neck was very comfy,..... it was a bit brighter than my R7 but the neck had less shoulder than mine.... the Gibson logo sat lower on the headstock which was a nice touch. The aging was less aggressive..... but the Montrose had all that and a nice top and the color I really wanted.How did you like the Henry J R7??
Thanks for the info. I have been very interested in that particular R7 for some time and just never pulled the trigger. Good to get some feedback on it and am glad you dig the CC28.Actually it was quite sweet,.... the neck was very comfy,..... it was a bit brighter than my R7 but the neck had less shoulder than mine.... the Gibson logo sat lower on the headstock which was a nice touch. The aging was less aggressive..... but the Montrose had all that and a nice top and the color I really wanted.
I would guess someone here would have to own an original '52-'60 LP that has some notoriety?How come nobody on this forum has a cc named after them?