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Midtown Kalamazoo Delayed shipping

#1 User is offline   RRIDER 

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:32 AM

I just got a call from the dealer I ordered from telling me Gibson has a new estimated date of Dec 4th for the release of the Midtown Kalamazoo.

I knew the 11/5/13 release date was an estimate...but was hoping Gibson would come through on that date. [crying]

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:31 AM

I am sure they got more orders then 300 . But Gibson is a great guitar builder and it will be worth the wait.
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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:08 PM

Yeah I just emailed Steve at Wildwood Guitars to get an update - haven't heard back from him yet but I saw on the Musicians Friend website this message: "Reserve Today! Expected to Ship 11-11-2013". Sighhhhhh. This is why I haven't pre-ordered a guitar before this one.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:23 PM

It will be there sooner then you think .I have reordered a lot of guitars.After i got them i forgot about the extra time it took .
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:54 AM

View PostThomse, on 06 November 2013 - 10:31 AM, said:

I am sure they got more orders then 300 . But Gibson is a great guitar builder and it will be worth the wait.


I dig.

I suspect the same situation with more orders than 400 for the Kirk Douglas SG, only Gibson is putting a little more effort into covering their tracks.

For instance, online retailers like GC/MF state the Kirk Douglas SG is still on pre-order. As far as I know, these two (one) merchants have never had one in stock, however there are reviews.?! I think i smell a rat here on the reviews.

Gibson made a few KDSG's but only a few to satisfy a handful of pre-orders. Now the workers are scurrying to fulfill the demand. and hopefully spending a little more time with the guitars on the Q.C Bench and double checking everything before sending them out the door. God I hope so. That kind of release date push back I can live with.

And the MTK might or might not be a limited release, but more than 300? definitely. hence emails from customer service stating "The official number will not be disclosed"

did this same release date push back happen with the Dark Fire or the ever famous and lovely Dusk Tiger by chance?

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:27 AM

View PostRevDavidLee, on 06 November 2013 - 12:08 PM, said:

Yeah I just emailed Steve at Wildwood Guitars to get an update - haven't heard back from him yet but I saw on the Musicians Friend website this message: "Reserve Today! Expected to Ship 11-11-2013". Sighhhhhh. This is why I haven't pre-ordered a guitar before this one.

"The waiting is the hardest part" (Tom Petty) [unsure]

Have you heard back from Steve?

Musicians Friend's site now says expected to ship 12-6-2013. I agree the waiting is hard.

I was hoping we would have them by next week. Now I hope we at least get them next month.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:11 PM

View PostRRIDER, on 08 November 2013 - 08:27 AM, said:

Have you heard back from Steve?

Musicians Friend's site now says expected to ship 12-6-2013. I agree the waiting is hard.

I was hoping we would have them by next week. Now I hope we at least get them next month.


Yes I did hear back from him the same day - just forgot to post here. He called Gibson and they told him that Wildwood would be receiving their shipment of these over the "next week or two". Between what they told him and what Musicians Friend is posting I'm guessing it could be up to another month possibly. I really don't want to slap down the remaining $1000 at Christmas time but I guess we have no choice but to wait. I did send an email to Gibson Customer Support and kindly told them to hurry the hell up. [biggrin]

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:57 PM

sweetwater claims December 7th.

whatever.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:12 PM

Just a heads up for you guys in Europe. Thomann has the Midtown Kalamazoo in stock.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:18 PM

View Postfingers galore, on 09 November 2013 - 02:12 PM, said:

Just a heads up for you guys in Europe. Thomann has the Midtown Kalamazoo in stock.

Midtown Kalamazoo


Oh I see... they can get one all the way over to Europe but can't get one to Wildwood Guitars in Colorado??? [cursing]

Lol - well the good news is that they actually exist and they're being shipped someplace already... YEA! [biggrin]

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:28 PM

I ordered one through AMS. My account says it's in the warehouse being packed, awaiting tracking number.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 08:38 PM

View Postvangoghsear, on 09 November 2013 - 06:28 PM, said:

I ordered one through AMS. My account says it's in the warehouse being packed, awaiting tracking number.

i ordered mine from AMS and they said its been shipped.. Cant wait
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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:54 PM

You guys better write some stunning reviews of these since you're getting yours first. :angry:

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:12 AM

View PostRevDavidLee, on 09 November 2013 - 03:18 PM, said:

Oh I see... they can get one all the way over to Europe....


Lol! I'm pretty sure they had more than one. When I first saw them yesterday the status was in stock. Now only one in stock.

Anyway, I hope you all get your MK's soon and play the hell out of them! I know the waiting is excruciating. [lol] Be sure to post pictures. I am tempted to get one, but I will pass since I got a Midtown Custom which I absolutely love. Cheers!
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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:29 PM

View Postfingers galore, on 10 November 2013 - 04:12 AM, said:

Lol! I'm pretty sure they had more than one. When I first saw them yesterday the status was in stock. Now only one in stock.

Anyway, I hope you all get your MK's soon and play the hell out of them! I know the waiting is excruciating. [lol] Be sure to post pictures. I am tempted to get one, but I will pass since I got a Midtown Custom which I absolutely love. Cheers!


[thumbup] Not to worry - I'm going to shoot this one like a centerfold.. after I play the hell out of her first :-({|=

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:15 AM

I also ordered from AMS and should receive them on Wednesday. When they decided to honor my price match request to Amazon at $1,082.85, I figured why not buy 3? [thumbup]
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:17 AM

I saw Amazon's price too. I couldn't tell if the Amazon price included a case, and I'm doing the AMS extended payment, so I didn't pursue the pricematch. It's still a great deal, if it plays as well as I hope it does.

Still need a video or sound bites, Gibson.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:03 PM

View PostDJS, on 11 November 2013 - 08:15 AM, said:

I also ordered from AMS and should receive them on Wednesday. When they decided to honor my price match request to Amazon at $1,082.85, I figured why not buy 3? [thumbup]


[confused]

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:31 PM

View PostRevDavidLee, on 11 November 2013 - 12:03 PM, said:

[confused]



Yeah, on the MK page on AMS, below the "Add to Cart" button, there is a link for "Price Match - Guarantee." I noticed that Amazon had the MK for $1,082.85 (still do as of now) and submitted that to AMS, who accepted the price match. They then sent me a link to buy the MK for the same price. I figured I could get a few and keep one (selling the others) to defray the cost. The risk of not selling them for above the purchase price is pretty low in my estimation, and even if that happened, AMS has a 45-day window to just return it to them.

You can probably still get it for this price from AMS as long as Amazon still has it listed and they are taking the price-match.
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:40 PM

View PostDJS, on 11 November 2013 - 01:31 PM, said:

Yeah, on the MK page on AMS, below the "Add to Cart" button, there is a link for "Price Match - Guarantee." I noticed that Amazon had the MK for $1,082.85 (still do as of now) and submitted that to AMS, who accepted the price match. They then sent me a link to buy the MK for the same price. I figured I could get a few and keep one (selling the others) to defray the cost. The risk of not selling them for above the purchase price is pretty low in my estimation, and even if that happened, AMS has a 45-day window to just return it to them.

You can probably still get it for this price from AMS as long as Amazon still has it listed and they are taking the price-match.


Well I have already put down $500 to pre-order mine from Wildwood Guitars back on September 28th so I'm not at all sure I can approach them now after all this time and request that they do a price match with Amazon. This is disheartening to learn I could have saved over $400. [crying]

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