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  • Has Gibson Bought Any Gear Companies And Made Them Better Than They Were Originally?

    .....or were they just buying to stifle the competition?
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    maybe they'll buy Fender sometime this year
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    • #3
      maybe they'll buy Fender sometime this year
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        Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
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        maybe they'll buy Fender sometime this year




        They fubar'd OMI (Dobro); Epiphone; Kramer and Spector.
        <div class="signaturecontainer">i have come to the conclusion that he is some form of god. no mere mortal has that many guitars/pedals/amp/anything. &quot;It boggles my mind. His collection is the most glorious and true expression of GAS.To each his own though. Amazing collection of beauties. It takes some seriously messed up OCD to compile a collection like that.I hate BBreaker. Damn, I hate him.Suck it.We learned that bbreaker is some sort of god. A god of whine.fk this guy.<br />
        __________________</div>

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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
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          maybe they'll buy Fender sometime this year




          They fubar'd OMI (Dobro); Epiphone; Kramer and Spector.
          <div class="signaturecontainer">i have come to the conclusion that he is some form of god. no mere mortal has that many guitars/pedals/amp/anything. &quot;It boggles my mind. His collection is the most glorious and true expression of GAS.To each his own though. Amazing collection of beauties. It takes some seriously messed up OCD to compile a collection like that.I hate BBreaker. Damn, I hate him.Suck it.We learned that bbreaker is some sort of god. A god of whine.fk this guy.<br />
          __________________</div>

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by Bbreaker
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            They fubar'd OMI (Dobro); Epiphone; Kramer and Spector.




            If anything, Kramer is much better now than it was before their purchase. However, I do agree the company is still miles away from its former glory.
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            • #7
              In fairness, all the companies you mentioned are "better", I'm assuming...if by better, you mean more profiitable. Epiphone, however, really doesn't make "better" instruments(unless you're talking the high-dollar MIA stuff)...
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              • #8
                No.

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                • #9
                  I think They did quite alot to add to Epiphone's Legacy.










                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XhQRFO4M7A
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                  • #10
                    Cant see how Kramer is doing better than it was back in its 80's heyday when Eddie was rocking them...if you mean cause of Gibson their still alive..i guess but dosent Kramer only make a handful of models now?
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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by fuzztone
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                      I think They did quite alot to add to Epiphone's Legacy.







                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XhQRFO4M7A




                      I'm not sure. Epi now is nowhere near as good as in the past.

                      Gibson treated things differently back then vs since Henry has owned them.

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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by Virtual Pariah
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                        I'm not sure. Epi now is nowhere near as good as in the past.

                        Gibson treated things differently back then vs since Henry has owned them.




                        Norlin bought Gibson in '69 and introduced Japanese Epiphone models in 1970, 16 years before the current ownership group bought the company. Epi's success has always been tied to the ownership group of the time. if anything, it's a more successful company now than at any time in the past 60 years.
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                        • #13
                          Valley Arts would be a "no" as well...
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                            Quote Originally Posted by Virtual Pariah
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                            I'm not sure. Epi now is nowhere near as good as in the past.

                            Gibson treated things differently back then vs since Henry has owned them.




                            I'm not sure I understood the original question but by legacy I just meant most of the iconic Epiphone guitars like the Casino and all the solid bodies(Coronet,Wiltshire,Olympic,Crestwood etc) were all created after Gibson bought Epiphone.
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                            • #15
                              The take over of Garrison Guitar company went okay.
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