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BY Jim.h
#802964
jeremyb wrote:$13000 dollar Slash signature... https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/ge ... 13000.html


WTF....

Gibson have been really turning me off over the last few years. which sucks.... cause they are putting me off even playing my own Gibbo's (which are beautiful guitars) - I shouldn't let emotion get in the way... but thats how guitarists work huh? 13kUS...... Would of rather purchased grants pre CBS strat any day.
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BY GrantB
#802965
Yeah, I don't get this one.,...
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BY godgrinder
#802966
Well it has brazilian rosewood fretboard and these haven't been cheap for a while. A 2018 BRW R9 is like US$8k or something? The other few grands probably goes to Slash.
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BY jeremyb
#803000
Brazilian rosewood fretboard is only going to add a couple of hand shandy at most, they're just cashing in on exclusivity :)
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BY Litterick
#803007
I suppose its purpose is to show everybody that Gibson is still here. Only collectors – affluent professionals going through a mid-life crisis – could afford it, but it indicates that Gibson has the confidence to make an expensive guitar. And because it is unattainable, expensive and rare, the affordable guitars at your local Gibson dealer seem that much more attractive.
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BY WellyBlues
#803015
I wish I was an affluent professional, that way my late-mid life crisis would be more tolerable. :roll:
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BY WellyBlues
#803648
so Gibson is saved(?)

Bankruptcy, Henry out (sort of), bondholders managing the company (which is normally a codeword for "will decimate the brand") but the bondholder guy says the right thing at the end of the article. Have to wait and see I suppose.

https://www.musicradar.com/news/ceo-hen ... bankruptcy

The guitars in the picture are gorgeous. Just sayin'.
#803656
WellyBlues wrote:so Gibson is saved(?)

Bankruptcy, Henry out (sort of), bondholders managing the company (which is normally a codeword for "will decimate the brand") but the bondholder guy says the right thing at the end of the article. Have to wait and see I suppose.

https://www.musicradar.com/news/ceo-hen ... bankruptcy

The guitars in the picture are gorgeous. Just sayin'.


That pic looks suspiciously computer generated... which would infer that current Gibsons are so ugly they had to use that instead of a stock photo :lol:
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BY olegmcnoleg
#803657
WellyBlues wrote:so Gibson is saved(?)

Bankruptcy, Henry out (sort of), bondholders managing the company (which is normally a codeword for "will decimate the brand") but the bondholder guy says the right thing at the end of the article. Have to wait and see I suppose.

https://www.musicradar.com/news/ceo-hen ... bankruptcy

The guitars in the picture are gorgeous. Just sayin'.



So, we wait to see who they have appointed as the next CEO. Crikey, I hope it is GrantB.
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BY Slowy
#803738
Litterick wrote:Things are looking up, according to Bloomberg:

The company can now exit bankruptcy under a new board of directors, a majority of whom will be guitar players, said Matthew Ross, the KKR director who led the private equity company’s takeover effort.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-03/gibson-guitar-fans-at-kkr-lead-rock-music-icon-out-of-bankruptcy

"I will continue to aid Gibson for at least a couple more years, and my mission, really, is to pass on the knowledge and the tools to allow the next generation of management to really excel and bring the brand to a whole new level,” Juszkiewicz told Guitarist recently."

Hopefully this is no more than a face saving exercise.
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