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Re: Return of the Gibbons shocker thread!

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GrantB wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 2:15 pm
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.
Personally I’d rather like to visit the store, and reckon it’s way preferable marketing expense than all the free guitars they give to uber famous guitarists, that can actually afford to buy said guitars. But maybe I’m just not quite grumpy (old) enough yet! ;)

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Re: Return of the Gibbons shocker thread!

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Re: Return of the Gibbons shocker thread!

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HackSaw wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 5:36 pm
GrantB wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 2:15 pm
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.
Personally I’d rather like to visit the store, and reckon it’s way preferable marketing expense than all the free guitars they give to uber famous guitarists, that can actually afford to buy said guitars. But maybe I’m just not quite grumpy (old) enough yet! ;)
You'll get there. Good things take time.

It's the whole "lifestyle" product thing I just am not into...but I know many are. Hence my GOMP warning.


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If the future of Gibson includes Rosie Frater-Taylor, then all is well.



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Litterick wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:18 pm If the future of Gibson includes Rosie Frater-Taylor, then all is well.




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Litterick wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:18 pm If the future of Gibson includes Rosie Frater-Taylor, then all is well.




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Jimmy up to his old tricks or is she of legal age??
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jeremyb wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 7:06 am
Litterick wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:18 pm If the future of Gibson includes Rosie Frater-Taylor, then all is well.




Jimmy and Rosie.jpg
Jimmy up to his old tricks or is she of legal age??
At least no-one’s mentioned the mudshark incident.

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Re: Return of the Gibbons shocker thread!

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HackSaw wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 5:36 pm
GrantB wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 2:15 pm
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.
Personally I’d rather like to visit the store, and reckon it’s way preferable marketing expense than all the free guitars they give to uber famous guitarists, that can actually afford to buy said guitars. But maybe I’m just not quite grumpy (old) enough yet! ;)
By investing in this store, Gibson avoids paying middlemen, and Gibson's products do not have to compete for attention with those of rivals.

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Tube amp and guitar tones straight from 1958… amazing how believable the sounds were back then, even without the modellers...

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What's new? Just another big company bully.

Btw, that guy talks way too much to convey his message. Another 30 minutes of my life gone :wink:
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The cool thing about buying old Gibson guitars is, they already made their margin, waaayyyy back.

I’m waiting for them to announce you can only ever buy a lease to “own” a Gibson. And any future growth in the value of the asset is theirs to take their share from.
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GrantB wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 5:21 pm The cool thing about buying old Gibson guitars is, they already made their margin, waaayyyy back.

I’m waiting for them to announce you can only ever buy a lease to “own” a Gibson. And any future growth in the value of the asset is theirs to take their share from.
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Re: Return of the Gibbons shocker thread!

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hamo wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 6:17 pm
GrantB wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 5:21 pm The cool thing about buying old Gibson guitars is, they already made their margin, waaayyyy back.

I’m waiting for them to announce you can only ever buy a lease to “own” a Gibson. And any future growth in the value of the asset is theirs to take their share from.
"I can't sell you this guitar, but I can sell you this nft of said guitar."
Aren't they planning that?

https://www.guitarworld.com/news/gibson-nfts-models

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Probably not worth starting a Novo Shocker thread, but anyway: https://reverb.com/item/78871905-novo-s ... pify_email
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robthemac wrote: Thu Mar 07, 2024 9:17 am Probably not worth starting a Novo Shocker thread, but anyway: https://reverb.com/item/78871905-novo-s ... pify_email
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