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  • Have you seen the price drops by Gibson?

    maybe people have stopped buying their guitars, just like they have stopped buying Ford Expeditions.

    Under a grand for a LP Studio? Haven't seen that for a while.
    Originally Posted by SwampMusic


    Never underestimate the perversity of inanimate objects. Their sole purpose is to confound, confuse and generally frustrate the living.

  • #2
    maybe they oversaturated the market. But in this case it's much like a septic tank would

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    • #3
      I keep trying different Gibsons in the stores, just can't seem to find one I like the feel of...
      Originally posted by Mr.Mow
      the G string goes 'pwwwwiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnngggggg'



      I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally. -W.C.Fields
      The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud
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      • #4
        try a gretsch or heritage

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        • #5
          Don't really "need" another guitar, have a bunch. I just look at Gibsons with the notion of one being a good addition to the collection...just never like the feel of them so one hasn't made it in...
          Hmmm...Gretsch...
          Originally posted by Mr.Mow
          the G string goes 'pwwwwiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnngggggg'



          I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally. -W.C.Fields
          The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud
          HCGB #285

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          • #6
            Les Pauls are all too heavy these days and have been for a number of years. I'm told that if you are known to the custom shop they'll find some light Honduran mahogany for you but for the likes of us it's the African **************** all the way.
            Professor Tom

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            • #7
              I've been thinking about trying to acquire a Les Paul for a short while now. About two months ago I sat in with another band on a friend's LP andI really dug it.





              But I'm very wary of a Goldy or a fancy, shiny 'burst - I want a solid color with a black pickguard and a coupla ****************in' 'buckers. Nuthin' fancy that I have to play up to all night.


              The Taylor Harvey Band

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              • #8
                I love Les Pauls but I _usually_ only play sitting down (horribly bad back) and my leg goes to sleep if I put a 10 lb+ axe on it. Plus, I like guitars with tummy cuts. My strat is still my most comfortable guitar to play.

                The Epiphone Ultra has actually caught my eye. MIK for $500 and has a tummy cut and is chambered. Weighs in at 6 lbs. It also has a narrower 42mm neck which my small mitts love.

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                • #9
                  SX is having its effect.

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                  • #10
                    Is the price de-crease just on electric or on acoustics also?I played a couple of sweet acoustics a couple of months back but they were almost 2 grand.
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                    I keep stimulants handy in case I see a snake,which I also keep handy.W.C.Fields

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                    OK We'll close down the business,have the manager shot,and give you back all your money.will that make you happy?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by happy hours
                      Is the price de-crease just on electric or on acoustics also?I played a couple of sweet acoustics a couple of months back but they were almost 2 grand.
                      They have been blowing out faded SGs and LP studios.

                      For $2K I would look at Martins or Taylors.

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                      • #12
                        I did and picked up a 16gt for about a grand.
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                        I keep stimulants handy in case I see a snake,which I also keep handy.W.C.Fields

                        G.B.#275

                        OK We'll close down the business,have the manager shot,and give you back all your money.will that make you happy?

                        The Hot Rod Owner's Club

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nick803
                          Don't really "need" another guitar, have a bunch. I just look at Gibsons with the notion of one being a good addition to the collection...just never like the feel of them so one hasn't made it in...


                          Gotta agree, I just have never found one that I really liked the feel of. They all have very screwy balance.
                          I'd like to be your friend, but you keep locking me out of your house.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PolyFmorf
                            They have been blowing out faded SGs and LP studios.

                            For $2K I would look at Martins or Taylors.


                            Martins and Taylors are nice but it's hard to beat a Gibby J-200.
                            Roll Tide!!!!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by THBv2.0
                              I've been thinking about trying to acquire a Les Paul for a short while now. About two months ago I sat in with another band on a friend's LP andI really dug it.





                              But I'm very wary of a Goldy or a fancy, shiny 'burst - I want a solid color with a black pickguard and a coupla ****************in' 'buckers. Nuthin' fancy that I have to play up to all night.




                              It's too bad we don't live a little bit closer, T. I've got an 82 all black LP custom that you'd be welcome to use all you want.
                              I is Boney Bones Lee-HCGB #280!

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