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03-25-2011 10:59 AM
That'll never happen as long as the Gibson fanboys keep paying their ridiculous prices.
i think they should focus on making their classics consistent and cost effective rather than whatever the hell they are doing over there.
03-25-2011 08:08 PM
03-27-2011 06:30 PM
I am a serious car guy and on one hand, I know what you're saying as far as Mustangs getting body kits to look like Cobras or making Malibus look like Chevelles, but I don't think it is as significant as it is with musical instruments for a few reasons. -Cars have VINs that those who know about that specific car know what trim level it left the assembly line as. -In the case of the "Eleanor" from "Gone in 60 Seconds," I would much rather see a generic '68 fastback converted to an "Eleanor" than an original GT500. It isn't worth ruining the original. -Cars culture is often about customization to make it your own.
you see this type of shit all the time on cars especially.
03-29-2011 08:18 AM
04-01-2011 08:57 AM
I would, personally, do nothing to promote the Gibson name. There are much better guitars out there for a lot less than $800.00 and much, much better for $1000.00.
04-01-2011 09:55 AM
+1 million to this. Brand names don't mean jack sh**. I don't think it's a cool thing to do to judge someone because of the name on their guitar's headstock (pretty immature!) but if anything, the guy with a Gibson who can hardly play makes me notice and scratch my head way more than the guy with a Squier who is shredding it up.
First, All you'll be doing is devaluing the instrument so it makes no sence at all. Any buyer of the instrument will not pay top value. You can easily just throw half the value right out into the street. Doing the work would take a pro to make it look like it wasnt butchered. You have to strip the neck because its a poly finish and you cant just do the cap and not have it look tackey as hell. Second, The public could care less what you play so long as you play it well. Third, You dont fool other musicians by doing this, they take one look and say, "He's one of those guys" so from that point its a major fail. Fourth Changing a nameplate doesnt make the instrument play better and if you think it does, you have a psychological issue you need to address. Fifth, You need to learn to have pride in your ability to play not in what you play on. Amatures will think its the guitar makes the man, a pro will know the man makes the guitar. Sixth, its just a plain tackey thing to do done by tackey people for whatever stupif reason they may throw up to justify the action. If anything removing the nam if you're ashamed of the brand, to replace the name with something its not is a whole different thingg, its actually criminal to do so if you even plab on selling it that way.
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