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  • Never been a better time to buy a Gibson.

    Some of those Midtowns that many bought recently looked sensational and the price was certainly right. I just saw Musiciansfriend is having a sale on Gibson too. Great prices. If I was a Gibson man, I be jumping on something. For a variety of reasons, Gibson have become very competitive with their pricing to the consumers benefit.



    Link to sale...

    nsale|pricedrop&gP=1&pS=20&v=g&sB=bS&lP=dc&site1A& src=3TP2MFA&#fT=2002:site1A:2010:Gibson:22042nsale|pricedrop&gP=1&pS=60&v=g&sB=bS&lP=dc&site1A" target="_blank">http://www.musiciansfriend.com/brows...S&lP=dc&site1A





    I dig this DC, 65% off.



    One MIA Fender Strat, one Gibson Les Paul, one Martin Acoustic, what more do you need?

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    I couldn't agree more...and I for one am totally happy to see American-made guitars a little closer to earth with their pricing. It's too bad Fender couldn't have gone this direction instead of shifting production to China



    BTW...can you order from MF down in Oz?
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    • #3
      You are so right. The Gibson prices have dropped soooo low I can't imagine NOT buying one. SGs - a classic, iconic guitar - going for less than $800!



      I bought me a Gibson because of these price drops. Will open it on Christmas Day to play what I bought myself.



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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
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        BTW...can you order from MF down in Oz?




        Only on used goods but I've done alright through other means with importing guitars. Luckily too, it's starting to get competitive down here, finally.
        One MIA Fender Strat, one Gibson Les Paul, one Martin Acoustic, what more do you need?

        http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/...ps92b32f13.gif

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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by billybilly
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          Only on used goods but I've done alright through other means with importing guitars. Luckily too, it's starting to get competitive down here, finally.




          Are there any affordable Australian made guitars?
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          • #6
            Good to see them join the real world again with their pricing. I've been burned by Gibson QC in the past so I won't be buying but it's certainly worth checking out for those who are in the market. A good Gibson is a wonderful thing

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            • #7
              Agreed, I've been salivating on various Gibson deals since Black Friday, and have an ebony SG standard w/ P-90s en route right now that I got on a killer deal from Zzounds.



              I find it interesting, however, that Sweetwater is notably absent from the other online retailers in the recent Gibson firesale. Too bad, because if they did any kind of price matching I'd buy everything from those guys.

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
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                Are there any affordable Australian made guitars?




                No. lol Oddly enough, you can get a Maton guitar or a Rode microphone as cheap or cheaper over there. Kinmans are made here too but the same deal.
                One MIA Fender Strat, one Gibson Les Paul, one Martin Acoustic, what more do you need?

                http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/...ps92b32f13.gif

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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by billybilly
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                  No. lol Oddly enough, you can get a Maton guitar or a Rode microphone as cheap or cheaper over there. Kinmans are made here too but the same deal.




                  I remember Billy Bragg playing an Aussie guitar-a Dyson, maybe? A really sweet tele knock-off, but probably very expensive. Anyway, didn't mean to hijack your thread...back to the cheap Gibson love!
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                  • #10
                    Gibson isn

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                    • #11
                      The quality is not as good of late, especially those weird flat finishes they now like to use, but the prices on these sales are fantastic.
                      <div class="signaturecontainer">Harold Horatio Heckuba (Triple H)</div>

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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by billybilly
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                        Some of those Midtowns that many bought recently looked sensational and the price was certainly right. I just saw Musiciansfriend is having a sale on Gibson too. Great prices. If I was a Gibson man, I be jumping on something. For a variety of reasons, Gibson have become very competitive with their pricing to the consumers benefit.



                        Link to sale...

                        nsale|pricedrop&gP=1&pS=20&v=g&sB=bS&lP=dc&site1A& src=3TP2MFA&#fT=2002:site1A:2010:Gibson:22042nsale|pricedrop&gP=1&pS=60&v=g&sB=bS&lP=dc&site1A" target="_blank">http://www.musiciansfriend.com/brows...S&lP=dc&site1A





                        I dig this DC, 65% off.







                        These are N.O.S. Gibson's, I have that white DC...****************ing badass guitar.
                        Geezer Brigade Trooper #30
                        1st generation Irish

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by billybilly
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                          I dig this DC, 65% off.







                          Yeah, I agree. The prices on a lot of these models are in fact better than they were 10 years ago.



                          I happened to pick up that one ^



                          and this one v







                          16 months ago when MF had them on consecutive SDOTDs for $999.95 each. They charge me tax, so it was about $1088 each, but still, that was a good deal. Although it was a sad day 1 years later when the interest free period expired and I had to find the money



                          But indeed, that white DC LP w HBs has become a favorite LP of mine since the day I bought it. The gold P-90 LP also sounds better than the other 3 P-90'd LPs I have, so it was a good deal. But I've been watching those guitars and this is the best deal I've seen on them since.



                          Other guitars in there, like the SG Junior (I bought one recently for a higher price from Sweetwater) are also deals that shouldn't be over looked for those that are interested.



                          But once again, from now on and next year, I'll be trying to do a "NO NEW GUITARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"



                          I did that this year and it worked, I only ended up buying about 9









                          A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
                          HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
                          Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
                          I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by theManfromAlabam
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                            These are N.O.S. Gibson's, I have that white DC...****************ing badass guitar.




                            yep, that's what I was saying. Glad I finally got around to getting a DC LP
                            A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
                            HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
                            Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
                            I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by harold heckuba
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                              The quality is not as good of late, especially those weird flat finishes they now like to use, but the prices on these sales are fantastic.




                              For the most part, I've been having better luck with the tone on my more recent Gibbies. As far as the finishes go, yeah, but there's still the full gloss versions in that mix. My last Gibby is the LP Spc Jr. dual-HB gloss. It was just another $50 for gloss versus satin on that model for a total ticket of $549. Not bad. It's every bit as good as the single-P-90-pup LP Junior I bought back in 2004 for $650.
                              A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
                              HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
                              Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
                              I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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