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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by abnormaltoy, Aug 9, 2018 at 7:18 PM.

  1. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson

  2. StillAlive&Well

    StillAlive&Well Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Oct 4, 2014
    Frog, Texas
    We could all get together and create the New Gibson Camel.
     

  3. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va
    As much as I like my Gibsons there's no way I'd want that job
     
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  4. Silverstrat69

    Silverstrat69 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    33
    103
    Jun 11, 2018
    USA
    So will the prices of pre 2018 Gibsons go up when they finally revamp everything?
     
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  5. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson

    I have gypsy in my family tree, but, the fortune telling gene must skip generations, but, I'll go with...no, not any more than inflation, not including collector guitars.
     
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  6. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson

    Or any CEO job...too much time in meetings and offices. Icky poo poo.
     
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  7. problem-child

    problem-child Strat-O-Master

    979
    Aug 28, 2008
    Left Coast, USA
    I'm sending my resume. Just hoping for a frame-able rejection letter.
     

  8. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday OMG At the end of the cul-de-sac Strat-Talk Supporter

    I dusted off my resume and it went out....
     

  9. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va

    Well that too. But no matter what anyone does there it's a no win situation.

    Take for instance the propensity of headstock breaks. Common school of thought is the root of that issue is the severe angle of said headstock. So ok, let them redesign that and even if it works the purists will absolutely scream bloody murder

    Newer models ? Same thing. Then there are the price issues. Everyone wants a nice beautiful Gibson but yeah, theres a price to pay for that. Believe me, I know. I've bought a few in last couple years. So ok, they make some stripped down versions and people cry about those too. Because they arent the shiny Gibsons we all drooled over when we were starting out guitar journeys. But you know what, pricewise a standard Gibson and the Pro series Fenders arent all that far apart. And for those of us that buy a guitar hopefully for a lifetime that isnt a huge issue

    So no, I don't want that job
     

  10. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va

    Let us know how that goes :cool:
     

  11. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member

    I don't see anywhere about knowing anything about guitars. Gibson has become a slow motion train wreck. There should be a guitar based drama or comedy on, there's a lot of material to riff off of.
     
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  12. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    It’s a different time. Is guitar based Rock n Roll in its twilight?
    Do young punks today look up to Duane Allman and Jimmy Page?
    Is there a burning desire to get a Sunburst Les Paul?
    Or a Black Les Paul Custom?
    I don’t really see many teenagers today who even look like they’re into rock.

    I don’t know if one person can revive a whole industry
     

  13. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT
    I think Gibson's time has come and gone.

    There are more than enough Gibsons out there for those who lust after them and there's nothing that a new Gibson offers over a used one that makes me want to buy a new Gibson over a used one.

    I can't see myself ever buying a new Gibson. A few months ago, I bought a 2010 CS-336 in near mint condition and paid almost 50% less than a new one would have cost me.
     

  14. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson

    Although I've banged, wrenched and pulled on Gibson head stock enough that I'd have thought the neck joint was going to come loose...it never happened to me or anyone I know. I have seen pictures of broken head stocks. A redesign wouldn't bother me a bit, whether it's a volute, a joint at the nuttular area or just changing the angle...if the a new way is better, go with it. The could still have the Historic line up from the custom shop.

    People are going to piss and moan about any price above free.
     

  15. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Why not let the Chinese take 'em over?

    With all the Chibsons out there they wouldn't even need to make new tooling…

    I've stored them there before…
     
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  16. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    45
    Feb 17, 2016
    New Zealand
    Well I have experience of M&A integrating complimentary companies and I know a little about guitars. The latter probably disqualified me....
     

  17. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va


    I did about have s heart attack when my SG face planted when I bumped it's stand. It was carpeted floor so maybe that helped. No damage though
     
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  18. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    58
    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    I dunno @Stormy Monday . This could be alot like work.
     
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  19. mjark

    mjark Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 15, 2015
    Maryland
    Guitars aren’t mentioned.
     
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  20. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson

    Except for here "Job ad appears online to find new head honcho for trouble guitar giant".
     
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