New Gibsons Are Making Me Insane

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by justinrhoads80, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. El Gringo

    El Gringo Well-Known Member

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    Also , what happens if you are gigging and those stupid robo tuners crap out ? Then you are up the creek . Piece of junk , and I agree that if you can't tune an instrument that you should take up checkers or knitting . Damn ridiculous as I learned to play the Violin first then the Cello , and then the guitar . You should be able to read sheet music and also be able to tune your instrument !
     
  2. axe4me

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    Gibson is a company that has relied upon their past.

    Gibson is very capable of making the best guitar possible.

    Gibson guitars are expensive.

    Gibson can make an incredibly bad guitar too and the big downside is that you will pay a lot for one.

    Gibson guitar problems, to the surprise of the owner, can show up soon after to spend your hard earned uber $'s to buy one.

    Gibson Q/C is bad.

    I'm a big fan of their great guitars.

    Problem is, I've dumped a lot of expensive Gibson guitars and I'm tired of "the emporor's new cloths".
     
  3. justinrhoads80

    justinrhoads80 Well-Known Member

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    Do you think though with new management a lot of these issues will change? I hope so since it would be a huge let down to release an awesome line of guitars and have them be cursed with bad qc and what not
     
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    I'm pretty much in a wait and see what other guitar players will do phase with Gibson.

    I've spent a ton of $'s on Gibson guitars and have mixed feelings towards them.

    I'm very impressed with Knaggs; McInturff; Teye; Trussart and PRS.

    I'm just pistol whipped by Gibson's apathy.
     
  5. anitoli

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    No prolly not too much. Besides there are better guitars out there than Gibsons. You don't have to always drive a Ford.
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    I agree.

    The options are expensive too.
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member

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    Sure, but anything decent is gonna cost something. It just boils down to how much is one willing to spend to truly get what they want, or whether or not they are willing to break with convention and go down a different path and maybe discover utopia or disappointment. Aside from the headstock at 25 yards many wouldn't know what this is:

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    I would go for the Standard myself, I know what you're saying about the SG's too. Great looking and sounding guitars, but I never liked the balance, or rather the lack of balance they have. Too neck-heavy for me.

    But I wouldn't buy one of Gibson's new electrics, I would seek out an older one. A used LP from the 90's up through the early 2000's are pretty darned good guitars, and being used would be less expensive. Around 2008-2010 their QC seemed to go downhill. Maybe they're finally waking up and getting it together! I certainly hope so, they're an American icon.

    Now their new acoustics are a different story..Pretty good guitars those!
     
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    Please, DON'T!! :run:

    Although I have no problem with pickguards, that guitar has far too beautiful a top to cover it with one.

    My '03 burst has a similar top, and never came with a pickguard. I've always assumed it was because the top was too nice..I thought about a pickguard once, for about five seconds..Then came to my senses! :lol:

    Awesome collection, by the way! :cool:
     
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    justinrhoads80 Well-Known Member

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    I personally just dont like most of Kiesel/Carvin guitars tbh....
     
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    Ever played one?
     
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    Beautiful guitar! I am quite familiar with the older Carvin guitars, I had a DC100 and a AES185 (If I remember the correct model names) that were both great. The DC eventually became too heavy for my bad back at the time, but it played and sounded great, it was the all maple version, 1983. I don't really like the newer headstock on those, it looks like a Godin acoustic headstock to me....but a seriously beautiful guitar!

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    IMO, clean used boutique is the way to go.

    Knaggs; Trussart; Teye; McInturff; PRS; Fano are best purchased used.

    I've admired Carvin.

    Never played a Carvin.

    Carvin guitars, however striking as they are, don't hold resale value.
     
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    It's not a LP without the pickguard... It just looks right with it on !
    JMHO...
     
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    Floyd on a Paul is an abomination....
     
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    Doesn't do a thing for me.
     
  18. justinrhoads80

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    agreed.
     
  19. anitoli

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    It doesn't matter really what brand you buy, the more you own and get the opportunity to use over an extended time period will be a real eye opener as to what you think you want as opposed to what you will find really works best for you. The only way to do this is to buy alot of guitars made by many makers.
     
  20. axe4me

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    OK..............yeah, I have a lot of different guitars from various manufacturers.

    It's very apparent that PRS; Knaggs; McInturff; Melancon; Trussart and Teye have high Q/C standards.

    I find that Gibson is not so consistant.

    Again, we pay a lot for Gibson gear.

    We should not have Gibson Q/C B.S.
     
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