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being a capitalist at heart, no.


Willing to say blink sold more albums at a better margin than Roy ever did.

Oh yeah, and DeLonge is still alive. Somewhat difficult for a dead man to play your guitar.


Smart move for the management. Willing to say that while a lot of people know and love Roy, being that fact that he has been dead for a while and not putting out music means a faster shrinking of buyers who recognize his name vs. those that recognize DeLonge's. Which equals potentially more sales for the less featured and less labor intensive Delonge model....

Cost/Benefit.


As for 335 players, I like Alvin Lee.

 

 

regardless of whether or not delonge has sold more albums i don't think he deserved a signature guitar before someone like roy orbison. and also, didn't he play fender guitars while making all those blink albums so a 335 isn't even what he was known for playing in the first place. it's just a bad example of a company not having their priorities straight IMO. besides, younger fans of tom delonge would probably be less likely to spend thousands of dollars on a guitar while roy orbison's fan base may have a little more expendable cash laying around so not only are their priorites not straight, it might just be a bad business decision. in a few years i'd be interested to see the numbers but i'd guess that the roy orbison model 335 outsells that delonge model by a long shot.

 

edit: let me add that my opinion is in no way biased due to the fact that i love roy orbison and could care less about anything tom delonge has done.

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regardless of whether or not delonge has sold more albums i don't think he deserved a signature guitar before someone like roy orbison. and also, didn't he play fender guitars while making all those blink albums so a 335 isn't even what he was known for playing in the first place. it's just a bad example of a company not having their priorities straight IMO. besides, younger fans of tom delonge would probably be less likely to spend thousands of dollars on a guitar while roy orbison's fan base may have a little more expendable cash laying around so not only are their priorites not straight, it might just be a bad business decision. in a few years i'd be interested to see the numbers but i'd guess that the roy orbison model 335 outsells that delonge model by a long shot.


edit: let me add that my opinion is in no way biased due to the fact that i love roy orbison and could care less about anything tom delonge has done.



i dont know for certain but i think Orbison sold more albums than blink2837. i certainly hope so anyway.:)

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regardless of whether or not delonge has sold more albums i don't think he deserved a signature guitar before someone like roy orbison. and also, didn't he play fender guitars while making all those blink albums so a 335 isn't even what he was known for playing in the first place. it's just a bad example of a company not having their priorities straight IMO. besides, younger fans of tom delonge would probably be less likely to spend thousands of dollars on a guitar while roy orbison's fan base may have a little more expendable cash laying around so not only are their priorites not straight, it might just be a bad business decision. in a few years i'd be interested to see the numbers but i'd guess that the roy orbison model 335 outsells that delonge model by a long shot.


edit: let me add that my opinion is in no way biased due to the fact that i love roy orbison and could care less about anything tom delonge has done.




agree on all points.
to clarify my position, somebody who migh tbe in the market and recognize Roy Orbison's name is old enough to probably own a few Gibby's. Hook em young and maybe create a repeat customer with the Delonge model.


Blink sucks, but i will give them credit for good marketing.

Roy.. that 335 should come with a free pair of shades. :cool:

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does anyone find it sad that gibson gave tom delonge a signature 335 before roy orbison???

 

 

Sad, no. Dumb yes.

 

Tom DeLonge is (well, was) in a band that got kids into guitar whether you like it or not, and Fender knew this, and his signature series was well within reach (it went for around $600 if memory serves) and the Squier, even more.

 

I don't know a lot of people just starting to play guitar who can afford Gibsons. Epiphones? Sure. I would have loved it if my first guitar was an epi LP junior. But a full blown Gibson? The "kids who are into blink 182 and want to learn guitar and have $1800 to blow on their first one" demographic is pretty small.

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