Return of the Gibbons shocker thread!

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Re: Return of the Gibbons shocker thread!

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robthemac wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:16 am
goldtop0 wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:07 am Not a shocker as such more a slightly bemused observation.
Called in to the K'Rd Rockshop the other day and a saw a latest Gibson CS '59 ES 335, got a soft spot 335s, reasonable neck and weight and a good tobacco sunburst finish asking $13k.
Last one I saw there was the last of the Memphis guitars a '58 ri that was August '19 at $8k.
Really makes you wonder who is buying new guitars.
Someone must be - they always seem to go eventually - there's some Greeny's coming in at ~$30k+, they'll go - I have my suspicions.....

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Rockshop are the gibson agents so there's no consignment stock.
Doin' that scrapyard thing.

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Rockshop sells a good number of guitars at eye-watering prices. They know how to reach out to the rich.

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goldtop0 wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:07 am Not a shocker as such more a slightly bemused observation.
Called in to the K'Rd Rockshop the other day and a saw a latest Gibson CS '59 ES 335, got a soft spot 335s, reasonable neck and weight and a good tobacco sunburst finish asking $13k.
Last one I saw there was the last of the Memphis guitars a '58 ri that was August '19 at $8k.
I watched a thing about market increases in vintage guitars. Some of the price rises are eye-watering. One thing's for sure, my one and only chance to own a pre-CBS Strat passed when I got cold-feet and declined a very generous offer from GrantB.




And the Boss OD1 I bought for £3 (honestly) about thirty years ago and stupidly sold for about $100 ten years ago, now sells for in the region of $500! FFS....

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And the second hand market rises accordingly, on it goes.
Doin' that scrapyard thing.

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On TGP, they are talking about falling prices for secondhand guitars.

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Gibson cardigan, inspired by the Hummingbird.

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Litterick wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:35 pm Gibson cardigan, inspired by the Hummingbird.
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Great, just as I’m getting into Gibson’s they go and have a ‘lifestyle’ section On their online shop where you can buy a ladies cardigan
Rock n roll! Cough

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Cardigan and an old D-18 is a look, though.
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Litterick wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:35 pm Gibson cardigan, inspired by the Hummingbird.
Nicer and made in NZ

https://mcdonaldtextiles.com/collection ... lar-jacket
When faced with quality, I recognise it every time.

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Jay wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:50 am
Litterick wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:35 pm Gibson cardigan, inspired by the Hummingbird.
Nicer and made in NZ

https://mcdonaldtextiles.com/collection ... lar-jacket
Each to his own.

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Re: Return of the Gibbons shocker thread!

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Litterick wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:22 pm
Jay wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:50 am
Litterick wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:35 pm Gibson cardigan, inspired by the Hummingbird.
Nicer and made in NZ

https://mcdonaldtextiles.com/collection ... lar-jacket
Each to his own.
Both of those are so inoffensive, they are offensive.
The older I get, the more disappointed in myself I become.

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When faced with quality, I recognise it every time.

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Re: Return of the Gibbons shocker thread!

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Grumpy old man post ahead. Everyone knows this store will only be a cost. Every Gibson that sells through a "proper" music shop will be subsidising their ego driven folly of big retail stores.

Gibson is truly following their dream of being the Harley-Davidson of guitars. Nothing could turn me off more.
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