Gibson heading towards default

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  1. marcwormjim

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    Everyone seems to conveniently be forgetting that Epiphone will simply sell enough $100 SLs to offset this trivial debt. Same with Gibson-branded strings and other household essentials.
     
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  2. feraledge

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    This isn't untrue. They probably could up the prices on the custom shop and increase the quality there while offsetting the primary sales by boosting the Epiphone brand. Will see what the salvage company that buys them opts for I guess.
     
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    I would buy one :shrug:
     
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    Played my Gibson USA V today.... ahh so good.
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    There are no Gibson non USA Vs. Just saying. :D
     
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    All this Gibson talk gave me GAS and now I'm $1000 poorer with a white flying V in my lap. What the fuck just happened?
     
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    Bailout
     
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    Better dispose of it, it's bound to be a bad guitar fraught with QC issues. Send it to me, I'll deal with it for you.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Zalbu More time than skill

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    I want an updated Annihilator V without the graphics, at the ~1200-1500 price point. Idc whether it’s gibson or epiphone as long as the quality is there. 24 frets, best access and a thin neck? Yes.
     
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    I'm not familiar enough with the entire history of the company to know what they've made lol... I just wanted to flame the haters :lol:

    I didn't even know Peavey made some legit MIK guitars (outside of the MIK Wolfgang which was crap) and I consider myself a legit fanatic of Peavey products... so yeah... far less clue as to what Gibson is or has been doing!

    Back OT... Gibson customer service told me they do not set up guitars prior to shipping, as that is the responsibility of the individual buyer based on their preferences. This includes properly slotting the nut for your specific string gauge (they don't even slot it for the strings it ships with!), basic action and truss rod, bridge and nut height, etc. FWIW I think just fixing this would make their guitars much more playable out of the box and fix the initial tuning issues, and cause far less disappointment out-of-the-box. Maybe it's just me, but I've come to expect a guitar to play reasonably well out of the box with an average setup. Makes me wonder how a guitar can pass QC if the action is 1/4"+ at 12th fret? I mean... sure... it doesn't have any fret buzz. :lol:

    Also, glad I have a 2018 SG HP on order from Samash... maybe it will be the last year made and worth some money down the road lol.
     
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    I was at my local music store playing Les Pauls today and was surprised by just how abhorrent the fit and finish and setup where on the instruments the epiphones I played had better fit/finish and playability.

    New ownership and management would probably do the company some good.
     
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    Wait, if they don't even slot the nut properly before shipping, how do they QC the function of the guitar?! For example, if a fret pops out of the slit during handling (which I had seen in a $5k Les Paul before), QC would most likely not catch it.
     
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    It all makes sense...I bought an SG in 2016 and sure enough the action was a mile high, I took it to my local trusted tech and he said it looked like the nut hadn't even been cut. he took care of that and then it was fine. That's unreal to me that this is on purpose.
     
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    I'm curious who would buy Gibson if they do hit bankruptcy and Henry is booted. Pretty interesting potential for the future at this point.
     
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    I think the bigger question is who is going to be ready to take on that kind of debt? It's evident that new leadership is needed, but is the debt too much for an organization/holding company to take on while trying to turn the company around?
     
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    If I win the powerball a couple few times in between now and then, I'd buy it. :lol:
     
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    Gonna leave this here. All I see is overpriced junk. I do like the blackout edition but not for $5800.

    I could see a Chinese company buying Gibson out for either the status or to whore the name out.
     

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