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Gibson M2 - Anyone tried one yet? Only $399

#1 User is offline   RevDavidLee 

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:19 AM

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The marketing verbiage:

Gibson M2 is a product of a made in the USA Revolution. Truly the dawn of a new era for made in the USA guitars, the Gibson M2 was designed around Gibson's standards of quality and innovation for Gibson USA's new S Series, bringing unprecedented value in an American-made guitar.

Key features
Mini-button tuners: These tuners provide reliable, long-lasting tunings.
Tektoid nut: Dense and self-lubricating for great sustain and accurate return to pitch.
Satin slim taper maple neck: One of the most comfortable and fastest neck that Gibson has ever made.
One piece rosewood fingerboard: High standard of quality for truly amazing tone, sustain and playability.
Solid poplar body: Recognized for well-balanced tones.
New Light Gloss true Nitro finish: New Light Gloss is a nitrocellulose finish for ultimate resonance and beautiful aging.
Gibson Pro-Buckers humbuckers: For those legendary Gibson humbucker tones.
Adjustable wrap-around bridge: Great sustain with adjustability for accurate intonation.
Simple controls: One volume, one tone and one toggle switch - direct control.
S Series Gigbag: Comes in a gigbag
FEATURES
Body
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Multi-ply Poplar
Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: SlimTaper
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Trapezoid
Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: Pro-Bucker Rhythm
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Pro-Bucker Lead
Brand: Gibson
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Wraparound adjustable
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Mini-chrome button
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Price
Case: Gig bag
Accessories: None
Country of origin: United States

For the price - it seems like a no brainer. Has anyone played one yet?
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 09:32 AM

What country is the USA Revolution and do they kneel down at Football games there as well? I have a LP, SG and BB King, and I can't really see needing or wanting one. Good for people who are looking for a guitar in that price range. How long ya think the will be around? My stock probably just went down as well.
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 10:02 AM

From what I remember about the reviews on these the bridges were a bit of an issue.. It leans forward in the posts making it hard to get a good action... Apparently


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 02:04 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 26 October 2017 - 09:32 AM, said:

What country is the USA Revolution and do they kneel down at Football games there as well? I have a LP, SG and BB King, and I can't really see needing or wanting one. Good for people who are looking for a guitar in that price range. How long ya think the will be around? My stock probably just went down as well.


Lol [biggrin]

I doubt your stock has gone down - I'm sitting on a brothel of Gibsons & have already purchased two 2018 models so far. I like seeing Gibson introducing some inexpensive models. Mix it up :)
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 02:08 PM

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I preordered one of these $99 Epiphone Les Paul SL guitars over a month ago just for sh*ts & giggles. Still waiting for that to come in. Having fun out here \:D/
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 02:09 PM

View PostRabs, on 26 October 2017 - 10:02 AM, said:

From what I remember about the reviews on these the bridges were a bit of an issue.. It leans forward in the posts making it hard to get a good action... Apparently




Good video - thanks Rabs! [thumbup]

Guitar not worth purchasing - thanks Rabs! [thumbdn]

Everybody move along now... nothing to see here [biggrin]
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 04:09 PM

View PostRevDavidLee, on 26 October 2017 - 02:09 PM, said:

Good video - thanks Rabs! [thumbup]

Guitar not worth purchasing - thanks Rabs! [thumbdn]

Everybody move along now... nothing to see here [biggrin]

Well now you know..

You could always try one of the Wallmart ones, they have a Gibson headstock so im sure are much better ;)
https://www.walmart....ar-Kit/35151662
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 04:19 PM

I can't understand how it's possible to get a brand new guitar (by Gibson mind you [wink]), with amp, lead, strap etc. for less than $80.
Actually, I prefer not to understand, it can't be all beer and sunshine along that supply chain.
we had longer ways to go, but no matter, the road is life.

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:53 PM

View Post'Scales, on 26 October 2017 - 04:19 PM, said:

I can't understand how it's possible to get a brand new guitar (by Gibson mind you [wink]), with amp, lead, strap etc. for less than $80.
Actually, I prefer not to understand, it can't be all beer and sunshine along that supply chain.

Itís crazy isnít it?

I was really excited about the M2 when they came out because of the bright colors and low price but it seems like you need to put more money and work into it than itís worth just to get it playable.

In the video where it shows how far the bridge is leaning forward.. thatís just garbage, even after he put an $85 tailpiece on it. To actually fix that you need to fill the holes and drill them right, which could involve finish touch up work which would be a nightmare. Furthermore, it seems unlikely that they would drill every tailpiece hole crooked leaning towards the neck. Those holes are most likely produced by a CNC. It is far more likely that the body wood (poplar?) is too soft to support the string tension with the shallow tailpiece studs.
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:23 PM

I have one in the Strawberry Milk finish. It is fairly chintzy feeling and the bridge is horrible. It has Probuckers in it and is really the first Gibson that can only say it is assembled in America versus built in America.
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:36 PM

View PostRabs, on 26 October 2017 - 04:09 PM, said:

Well now you know..

You could always try one of the Wallmart ones, they have a Gibson headstock so im sure are much better ;)
https://www.walmart....ar-Kit/35151662


[lol] You're killing me Rabs [lol]
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

View PostRevDavidLee, on 26 October 2017 - 08:36 PM, said:

[lol] You're killing me Rabs [lol]

You can always turn to the dark side ;)

http://www.guitarcen...-Fingerboard.gc

http://www.guitarcen...413918388524.gc
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:31 AM

View PostRabs, on 26 October 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:



I have bought a couple of Squiers (Telecasters) this year. They actually hold tune wonderfully & the neck actions are great as well as the electronics. Gibson should tour their Squier factory.. maybe pick up some tips [mellow] :)
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:19 PM

Here's the Aussie version of the Maestro by Gibson. Not a bad looking thing. Round $225 US but we always pay more - get a little amp and stuff included though.

https://www.bigw.com...r-set/p/611408/
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 03:50 PM

I'm quite taken with the Bullet Mustang which is available in Imperial Blue at £114 from Andertons.... :-k
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:59 PM

View Postjdgm, on 27 October 2017 - 03:50 PM, said:

I'm quite taken with the Bullet Mustang which is available in Imperial Blue at £114 from Andertons.... :-k


Oooooo that is attractive & the price is a no brainer :o

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Specs: (Note Rosewood Fretboard) all for $149 :)

Perfect for the raucous sound of indie music, the Bullet Mustang HH is just plain fun to play. Powered by a pair of giant-sounding humbucking pickups, it sports a comfortable ďCĒ-shaped neck with a modern 12 in.-radius fingerboard and a modern six-saddle hardtail bridge. A tonal powerhouse that punches well above its weight, the Bullet Mustang HH is the ideal instrument to power your next hit. Case sold separately.

Key features
One-piece maple neck with ďCĒ-shaped profile
12 in.-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
Dual humbucking pickups
Three-way toggle pickup switch
Six-saddle hardtail bridge
Sealed die-cast tuning machines
FEATURES
Body
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Basswood
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C
Neck wood: 1-piece Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 24 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Satin
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.656 in. (42 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: Standard humbucking
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Standard humbucking
Brand: Squier
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 6-saddle
Tailpiece: String thru body
Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:17 PM

Well shoot - I have bitten the Bullet.. or rather ordered one. The fun of having acquired all the great & rather expensive guitars that I've always wanted is being able to buy these inexpensive ones for the price of a pedal. I'm having a ball. Pictures when it gets here next week. Thanks jdgm! This is all your fault [razz]
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:48 PM

View PostRevDavidLee, on 27 October 2017 - 08:17 PM, said:

Well shoot - I have bitten the Bullet.. or rather ordered one. The fun of having acquired all the great & rather expensive guitars that I've always wanted is being able to buy these inexpensive ones for the price of a pedal. I'm having a ball. Pictures when it gets here next week. Thanks jdgm! This is all your fault [razz]

Haha... cool.. And why the hell not.. Life really is too short..

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 04:43 AM

View PostRevDavidLee, on 27 October 2017 - 08:17 PM, said:

Thanks jdgm! This is all your fault [razz]


Too kind! [blush]

Note scale length is 24"....I must go and try one of these.
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 09:06 AM

View Post'Scales, on 27 October 2017 - 02:19 PM, said:

Here's the Aussie version of the Maestro by Gibson. Not a bad looking thing. Round $225 US but we always pay more - get a little amp and stuff included though.

https://www.bigw.com...r-set/p/611408/


Is Big W Australian's Walmart?
1995 - Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Jazz Bass Neck
1997 - Fender American Standard Tele with Rio Grande Pickups
2000 - Gibson SG Special
2003 - Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Strat Neck
2009 - Gibson BB King "Lucille" Signature Model
2009 - Kala KA-T Tenor Ukulele
2011 - Martin D-28

2014 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II with Lindy Fralin Pure PAF's
2014 - Martin D-18

Fender Deville 60 Watt Combo Guitar Amp

Fender Blues Jr. 15 Watt Como Guitar Amp with a Weber Speaker
Mesa Transatlantc TA-15 Head 5W/15W/25W Switchable
Egnater Tweaker 40 Watt Combo Guitar Amp (On Loan To My Son)

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Extension Cab with a Weber Speaker
Acoustic B100 Amp 100 Watt Bass Combo Amp
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