New Gibsons Are Making Me Insane

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  1. justinrhoads80

    justinrhoads80 Well-Known Member

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    https://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-2019-gibsons-epic-new-23-strong-guitar-line-up-revealed

    So I got this article alert on my phone this morning and it being NAMM season I thought it would be cool to see what Gibson will be offering the guitar community this year. And after reading through this and seeing what they are coming out with I must say that my urge to get a gibson is starting to get amplified. If all is well with QC and such I think gibson is well back on being a guitar brand that I like.

    Even though I am a metal guitar player who loves floyds and pointy headstocks and bodies, these new gibsons have just struck a chord within me.

    I have 3 from the new list that I would deeply consider:

    1:
    Les Paul Standard '60s - Iced Tea Burst
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    OMG.


    That is literally all I have to say for this one. I love everything about it (only thing I would change is knobs), but this thing checks the fuck out. and I am a sucker for iced tea finishes.


    2:
    Les Paul Modern - Sparkling Burgundy

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    I have even less to say about this one other than it is a beautiful guitar all around and if they had one with a trans iced tea burst I think my left kidney would have to go.

    3.
    SG Modern- Trans Black

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    This one I am iffy on since I remember playing an sg in person and found it uncomfortable to play, but this guitar just looks beautiful as hell and I love the appointments that they have on here.



    All in all these new models look sick as hell and I will definitely be looking to try any of these in person and such. Hopefully the prices on these are reasonable and are not outrageous. - I am also going to need to get a new pair of pants

    More information can be found on the first link listed and gibsons website:

    https://www.gibson.com/
     
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    SonVolt Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I'd swap those knobs out for speed knobs too. Hate those style knobs.
     
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    justinrhoads80 Well-Known Member

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    lmao. Imma say one of those big dissonant sounding chords that I don't name to
     
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    Well I see pricing hasn't changed with the new management. Think I'll stay with used.
    They are nice though
     
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    I like the new neck joint on the Modern. That burgandy sparkle is nice too.
     
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    That Standard looks just like the 2016 model Ice Tea I have minus the knob pointers which I'm OK with.

    I use to have Speed Knobs on all mine but have now replaced them with the Vintage Knobs like you see in the pic...I just love these and they are easier to turn/grip than the Speed Knobs for me. Plus, I love the way they look...makes them look more vintage...IMO!

    Maybe, just maybe Gibson has pulled their heads out of their.....?????
     
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    That Iced Tea is a pretty sweet looking guitar. SG's can be pretty strange if you aren't used to them. I played nothing but Strats for the first 14 years I played. Then I got an SG. It took a bit to get used to, but after a while it got to where my Strat felt weird.
     
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    At least the guitar isn't...BLUE.

    And BTW, those knobs are hideous.
     
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    So the "new gibsons" are basically.....


    The old ones :eek:
     
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    Some are. Many people here bitched about the new electronics in last years line. So they put some in select models and went to basics with others. The modern one has easy high fret access. And so on.
    Seems reasonable to me.
    I dunno what else people would want from Gibson.
     
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    justinrhoads80 Well-Known Member

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    I think just great crafted guitars at a justifiable price, and not straying too far away from who they are as a brand.

    Not saying the shouldn't experiment, but let it be a separate line, dont fuck with the meat and potatoes of the company. Make a separate line so it doesnt effect the main line of guitars that should be connected with most of your consumer base. If you want to experiment, make a separate line of the new guitars or even better ask the community what they think of X and X instead of taking a shot in the dark
     
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    Randy Rhoads never had a Floyd ... and the trems he had were non-locking.
    I have bars but i play better without one.
    If you have a good vibrato in your hand already a bar is kind of a gimmick but it has its place.
    Never pay retail new for a Gibson. You can buy just as good for 1/2 price of retail. Gotta sniff out the deals.
     
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    True said. I have 2 guitars that are non trem. The schecter I got has a stoptail and bridge and the mick thomson has a floyd rose but isn't a trem. Definitely different guitars. I think tbh 24 frets matter more to me than a floyd.

    Randy Rhoads I do not think even had the opportunity to even utilize them, unfortunately. I think he would've used them to be honest since I remember hearing somewhere that when EVH had one randy had asked him about how he keeps his guitar in such incredible tuning stability (evh being the ass he is) completely ignored him and such.

    I would say I have a nice vibrato so yeah i agree with ye there.

    Yeah man if these brand new are $1500-$1800 I can prob snag one for like $1200-$1500 used. The Modern one though I don't know.

    All I know is I like the scheme that they have going on with the modern where they have the binding that is around the body and neck. Ebony fingerboard and a nice top and the back of the guitar is the natural mahogany. I have the same thing on my Schecter LP and I love it, it is the ultimate class aesthetic.
     
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    How about a double cutout LP Jr. with a P90 in TV Yellow?
     
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    justinrhoads80 Well-Known Member

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    Yes I am aware of this. I dunno I just feel that if I wanted a LP with a floyd I would go for a ESP Eclipse. I just find something majestic about the sanctity of a left alone gibson les paul. If I were to get the Iced Tea Burst standard I wouldn't touch anything on it all, and if I did it would be pickups at the most
     
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    Why do those guitars not excite me ?

    Speaking of Rhoads ...when I saw him ,he was playing this

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    It's been said he was paying homage to Ronson....sounds legit
    I know for sure he inspired more than a few to seek out the white Custom
     
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    Sometimes you can't fix perfect!!!
     
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    You can fix perfect by removing that stupid LP pickguard.
     
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