Is there any truth to this?
Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:59 AM
Posted 13 May 2017 - 09:14 AM
It would be a pity if they stopped doing the TH's and CCs but I've just had a quick google and the current street price of a '59 T-H is around the $9,100 mark. The CC range are (usually) even higher. The Les Paul Traditional, OTOH, is priced at $1,803. Perhaps folks have thought that an upcharge of $7,000+ is just too much to pay for a long neck tenon stuck in place using Hot Hide Glue?....
Posted 13 May 2017 - 09:35 AM
Fingers crossed for some kindof blowout prices
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 10:30 AM
Gibson has always been "precious" about it's pricing. But, that stuff is INSANE!
But, too many items, in our lives, these days, are insanely priced, even beyond inflation costs
and shipping etc.! So...???
IMHO, as always!
Posted 13 May 2017 - 11:22 AM
It looks & sounds fantastic but it's over £9300, that's way to much for me to spend on a guitar, but apparently they've all sold so someone's happy to pay those prices.
Posted 13 May 2017 - 11:36 AM
For our American in-laws that works out at $12,000 here in the UK.
Oddly enough I had a quick search for the '58s - as well as the MK Strat and the MK Martin - the other day after Dave's initial MK post and not one is to be had for a sensible price.
I'd like to emphasise that I'm all for Gibson lavishing as much time and effort as they need to craft these wonderful instruments and clearly - as is shown by the unavailability of the MK '58 - some folks will pay well-over-the-odds for something truly special...but still; if a Les Paul Traditional can be sold profitably for $1,800 or so how can the CS justify a '59 T-H costing over six-times as much? How much extra does it cost to make a tenon longer and a neck pocket deeper? How much more to use Aniline dyes against regular dyes? A non-sheath truss-rod against a sheathed truss-rod? Where does the extra $10,000 go???
Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:35 PM
it amazes me why people don't understand what the extra money buys you. it's very simple. it buys you exclusivity. something so obvious and yet so many refuse to see it. do we not like looking at that aspect of human nature? it is what it is. spending a grandiose amount of money on a toy tells someone they're better than everyone else who isn't able to throw that kind of money away on hobbies. you all already know it's not a better guitar in any way one can tangibly measure. you all already know they are not seen on stadium stages played by guitar gods. they are not demanded in recording studios for their amazing tonal purity. they are purchased by "collectors". except as an investment they're crap too. there are way better ways to make your money work for you.
it's solely for guys who want to buy something that says "i'm better than you, because i have so much money i can afford to waste it."
Posted 13 May 2017 - 02:06 PM
Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:35 PM
Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:34 PM
The exact opposite is how American business works. The low end props up and supports the high end. Several thousand guitars at 5 or 600 over cost keeps the lights on for a couple hundred at 1 or 1500 over cost. Loss leaders, they don't advertise much, don't shove as hard, limit distribution. Like Glamour Publishing almost.
Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:38 PM
Well, with hundreds of past year overstock, that idea probably didn't work out, so well? I think the Corporation makes plenty
of money, with all their diversification. The CS stuff, especially the hard core "True Historic," and limited runs, are (basically)
for a niche market, of well healed "cork sniffers!" Hey, I wouldn't mind being a "well healed cork sniffer," myself! But, that's
probably not going to happen at this late stage. And, that's OK! I hope Gibson CS will sell all the surplus
stock, and continue to offer those models, for those that really want, and can afford them!
Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:46 PM
Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:55 PM