what happen to Gibson Guitars?

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by leftymike01, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. cowboy

    cowboy Blues, Booze & BBQ

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    It's always hard to recall if you are the one drinking the most...:whistle::whistle::whistle:...later.

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  2. MarkRobbins

    MarkRobbins Blues Newbie

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  3. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    I played the $800 Gibson LP recently, I was amazed at the shoddy workmanship, cheap pick guard and the way it was installed..............my epiphone blew it away
     
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    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    Did you mod that guitar? I have a 2013 Traditional (see my avatar) and I thought what makes it a traditional is that it doesn't have any modern features like coil split or boost or locking tuners or weight relief or slim neck. Or did you mean one of the 2015's?

    Eric
     
  5. CVTOT

    CVTOT Blues Newbie

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    No mods, came like that. It's actually a 2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro 2. When I bought it, I thought it may have been modded. After some research on the Gibson web site and I've seen some for sale on Reverb, I'm convinced this is how it came from the factory.
     
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  6. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    Ah, so it's a PRO II, which is a different guitar. If I remember correctly, the Traditional is like a 1950's Les Paul and a Traditional PRO II is like a 1980's Les Paul. I think the PRO II's were manufactured specifically for Guitar Center (and by extension Musician's Friend) as an exclusive model.

    That's a nice guitar though and the weight relief wasn't over-done on it from what I remember.

    2013 was a really good year for Les Paul's of all stripes, from what I gather. I really like mine, it is my go to gig guitar.

    Eric
     
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  7. CVTOT

    CVTOT Blues Newbie

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  8. snarf

    snarf audiences like their blues singers to be miserable

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    I have a 2016 ES 335. I got it to scratch the 335 itch that nothing else had managed to scratch. It's a great guitar and all, but, especially if I look at it from a price point of view, it probably shouldn't've cost twice what my 1962 Anniversary Epi Sheraton cost. These days they both sit out on my stand, and I play them about the same. Not dissing the Gibby...it's a great guitar and the only thing that managed to scratch that 335 itch. But since I've gotten it and looked at it a little more objectively, it also reminds me what a great instrument the Sheraton is.
     
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  9. leftymike01

    leftymike01 Blues Newbie

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    I"m thinking of buy a Les Paul bare bone model Faded Brown has the 490R and the 490T pickups
    600.00 ,it has decent reviews,
     
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  10. JN99

    JN99 Hang Fire

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    My experiences with Gibson and Epiphone were decidedly mixed. I've bought everything from $349 Epi LPs to $3k+ Custom Shop models (LP, ES345, ES339). The only ones I have left are an Epi Elitist Casino, which is made in Japan - and it shows - and a Les Paul Jr I got new for $499. Both of those may eventually be sold off as well. I will say the Elitist Casino is superb, fit/finish and workmanship on that one are flawless. Don't know if they are all that way but it's as good as any guitar I've owned. All the rest I sold or sent back for refunds when received (horrible run of a few Epi Gary Clark Casinos) and I don't miss 'em one bit.
     
  11. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    I've always liked the Elitist Casino's, but was never able to pull the trigger. I'm not a collector so 2 guitars are enough. I'd have a need to sell one first and the two I have are keepers so no Casino for me.

    Eric
     
  12. Chuck

    Chuck Moderator (One of the Men in Black!)
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    I have an Elitist and agree with you. Fit, finish and everything else is as good as it gets! Maybe I’m lucky but I have the same respect for my Gibsons and I have several.
     
  13. david moon

    david moon Attempting the Blues

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    You said
    What time period are we talking about. I've been touting various brands from the Matsumoko factory in the mid 80s as high quality and undervalued. The Casinos seem to be holding their value pretty well on ebay.

    I think I asked this here before, is it a semi-hollow or a thin fully hollow guitar?
     
  14. Chuck

    Chuck Moderator (One of the Men in Black!)
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    The Elitist Casino is a Hollow Body with P90’s in it.

    I think the Cheaper version is a Semi and made in China.
     
  15. gpower

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    Isn't the Casino a hollow body no matter, and the semi is a Sheraton?
     
  16. JN99

    JN99 Hang Fire

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    Yeah all the Casinos are full hollow body. David, my Elitist is relatively recent one, I want to say something like 2015 or so but not exactly sure. It's got the Gibson P90s as Chuck mentions, just a fabulous guitar IMO.
     
  17. kgarkie

    kgarkie Been living the blues.

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    I think I'll stick with my '96 LP Special. It's a great guitar with great tone. Oh, and I think that P100's are the best humbuckers. My ears can't tell them from P90's except with a bit less background noise when I run it through garage band. I tried out all the LP's back in 96 when I bought it and liked the Special's tone the best. Personal choice for this old man.