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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject: you can buy gibsons for 329 new now Reply with quote

http://www.gak.co.uk/en/gibson-explorer-melody-maker-satin-ebony/45868?gclid=CJn3_4HMiroCFWbLtAodlHsA7g
thats fucked up man

i wonder how shit it is



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every cheap Gibson I've played has been awful. Bad enough I'd still be disappointed in the quality if it had 150 on the price tag.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've played a few of the faded series. didn't feel like anything approaching a quality gibson

but haven't even heard of this bottom wrung stuff. its crazy, but good for badge wranglers
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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All are crafted from select tonewoods and are built with traditional high-quality features such as a set-in neck, 24 3/4" scale length and 1 11/16" width at the nut. In short, nothing is spared in the effort to make these genuine Gibson guitars, but they come in a format that saves you a bundle. This great looking model is crafted in the image of a classic Gibson Explorer with a gorgeous nitrocellulose finish. In short, nothing is spared in the effort to make these genuine Gibson guitars, but they come in a format that saves you a bundle.
Wow.
Did I mention how nothing is spared in the effort to make these genuine Gibson guitars?

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Anchored by a timeless and tuneful stud-mounted wraparound bridge at the body end and a set of efficient enclosed tuners at the headstock

My bullshit detector just went off.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Verry interesting...but stupid.



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:10 am    Post subject: Re: you can buy gibsons for 329 new now Reply with quote

George wrote:
http://www.gak.co.uk/en/gibson-explorer-melody-maker-satin-ebony/45868?gclid=CJn3_4HMiroCFWbLtAodlHsA7g
thats fucked up man

i wonder how shit it is



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i played one that felt like a bad knock off
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
bottom wrung stuff


Ew.

That'll be "bottom rung", George.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're shite. Absolute shite.

It's disappointing they're still making these. The recent tribute models are fucking blinders, too. The 70s tribute with the Dirty Finger pickups and the fender amp knobs is probably the first Gibson I've really hankered after in a long, long, long time. If I could get things on credit then I would totally get it. Just over 700 for a fucking great guitar, which also has Gibson on the headstock.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those Explorers are reduced body size. Not my cup of tea.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Melody Maker LP very similar. MF had them for around $300 a year or so ago. It is badass.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ekwatts wrote:
They're shite. Absolute shite.

It's disappointing they're still making these. The recent tribute models are fucking blinders, too. The 70s tribute with the Dirty Finger pickups and the fender amp knobs is probably the first Gibson I've really hankered after in a long, long, long time. If I could get things on credit then I would totally get it. Just over 700 for a fucking great guitar, which also has Gibson on the headstock.



Oooooo, I wonder how hard it would be to pinstripe bind the neck
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poor form by Gibson in my opinion. I prefer their original 'we only make quality guitars that will serve you well for a lifetime' stance than them churning this substandard shite out.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if Gibson had an influx of new staff, and in order to train them they had them put these together.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
Poor form by Gibson in my opinion. I prefer their original 'we only make quality guitars that will serve you well for a lifetime' stance than them churning this substandard shite out.


Agreed. The complaints about the ever-climbing prices weren't actually a request to them to turn out sub-standard pieces of shit for a laugh.

So.. 300 for a Fender Modern Player or 300 for one of these? Seriously? Fuck off, Gibson.

Leave all the tribute models for me while you're at it..
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Modern Player is made in China though. Although I agree, they are cooler models and pretty well made.

Anyways, I kind of liked the bolt-on Gibsons of the 70s and 80s: Marauders, Invaders, Challengers, Sonexes and the rest. But people complained about the bolt-on neck before the internet, and people still complain about it on the internet.

Here's a Thai page of weird Gibsons of the past: guitarthai rare gibson page
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

classic vibes are chinese and better than mexican in my opinion. im pretty sure the modern player range are basically rebranded classic vibes with different hardware
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played one of the Modern Player Telecasters when I was trying out an amp, I didn't look at the price of it so I was suprised later when I found out it was a chinese model and so reasonably priced.
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