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  • Am I the only one that didn't know Gibson made a Tele?

    http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Divisions/ValleyArts/Brent%20Mason%20Signature/

    Just found this thought it was interesting. The company is called Gibson Valley Arts. A subsidiary of Gibson.

    Brent Mason Signature

    Body
    Body: Swamp ash
    Size: Full

    NECK
    Neck: Maple

    FINGERBOARD
    Fingerboard Wood: Maple
    Fingerboard Scale: 25.5"
    Fingerboard Frets: 22
    Nut Width: 1.687"
    Fingerboard Inlays: Dots

    OTHER
    Tuners: Satin chrome locking Sperzel
    Tailpiece: Chrome hardtail
    Controls: 3 knob: neck & bridge volume, middle volume, master tone/series-parallel for middle pickup
    Switch: 3-way
    Pickups: Gibson mini-humbucker (neck), Duncan Hot Stack (middle), Duncan vintage lead stack (bridge)
    Pickup Configuration: Humbucker, single, single

  • #2
    When did Gibson acquire Valley Arts?
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    • #3
      Yup thats one for the what were they thinking file...lol I hear they are pretty sweet axes.
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      • #4
        When did Gibson acquire Valley Arts?


        Late '02 or early '03.
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        • #5
          When did Gibson acquire Valley Arts?


          several years ago, old news!
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          • #6
            several years ago, old news!


            Thanks..that's one I missed.
            I played a few in the 80s but lost track of company years ago.
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            • #7
              I'm gassing so bad for a white guitar with gold hardware... just like that for example. Very nice.

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              • #8
                Thanks..that's one I missed.
                I played a few in the 80s but lost track of company years ago.


                I think the company had big financial problems at some point, probably in the '90s, and ended up selling out, at least partially, to Samick or one of the other big Korean mfgs. Maybe their factory out in Cali burned down or something like that? Seems like I remember imported VA guitars of marginal quality sorta ruining their reputation? FWIW, I do think some of the main guys from the company's '80s heyday are now involved in the Gibson thing. I wonder if they're making good stuff again.
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                • #9
                  Yea, I do vaguely remember the Samick versions of them.
                  It's a shame what they went through. They were very nice many years ago.
                  Sounds like the Gibson ones maybe quite nice.
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                  • #10
                    Great guitars! They have them at the gibson showcase. If your in Nashville (after they open the damn thing again) stop by the showcase, and play one.
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                    • #11
                      I have posted this before.

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                      • #12
                        Larry carlton was a VA player at one point.
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                        • #13
                          Half the guys on the LA session scene probably played Valley Arts stuff in the late '80s.

                          Mike McGuire and Al Carness were the minds behind Valley Arts, and both ended up working for Gibson after Samick acquired a controlling interest in Valley Arts in the early '90s.
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                          • #14


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                            haha
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                            • #15


                              What an absolutely sick player! If I buy a Valley Arts will I sound like that?
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