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Gibson Acoustics Made 2 Measure Program Also for Lefties

#21 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:58 PM

Update #2

Radio silence and then...

My dealer just got word that Gibson is a go on the lefty Everly commission. The price has ever so slightly increased (by 5-odd per cent) from the previous inquiry where they offered to build a J-180 with split-paralellogram inlays only, but I can live with that since it is a reasonable price nonetheless.

Currently, I'm discussing with my dealer the final details of how Gibson is going to build the model in terms of specification options (not a fan of kidney-shaped tuner keys, for example; and if they are able to cram an Anthem/Anthem SL pickup in there, they totally should), but it's basically a done deal by now.

Since my dealer is going to issue a larger batch of various Made 2 Measure commissions, Gibson's time to build these (including my J-180) will be shorter than usual because Gibson would start building right away.

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This post has been edited by Leonard McCoy: 13 June 2018 - 03:56 PM

2018 Gibson J-180 (Everly)
2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard Ebony
2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster
2002 Gibson "Goldtone" GA-15RV
1990 Ovation Legend L717 (A-bracing)

Finely transcribed Cat Stevens Guitar Tabs (fan project)

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:11 PM

I got my custom lefty J-45 in March this year. They did a really good job I ordered through Music Villa in Bozeman and they gave me a really good price.
It’s a 1960’s retro finish in cherry red with white pick guard. It’s very light and sounds great. I brought it to the Gibson Homecoming this year.
I just tried to attach the picture but it tells me the file is too large, even though it says 500 limit and the photo is 500.
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#23 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 02:50 AM

I forgot to post some updates...

Update #3

The deal was finalized on June 14, 2018. Final specs are identical to the 2017 Limited model posted above in my previous Update (with less obvious features such as nickel Gotoh tuners, LR Baggs VTC—for anyone wondering). The object was not to make a historically accurate Everly reissue imitating the construction techniques of the 60s, but to craft a J-180 with the knowledge of today making it the best guitar it can be. This will basically incorporate everything Ren Ferguson had administered back then with the reissues of the J-180 and the Billie Joe Armstrong model.

Update #4

Expected delivery is in September/October 2018.

Update #5

I discovered that Kluson now offers in their Vintage Diecast series their Waffleback tuners with metal buttons from the 60s which were absent for over 40 years from the Kluson line. They were used on high-end Gibsons back then (Les Paul, ES-355, Super 400, L5, SG Customs, but also J-180s). The reissued tuners are very pricey but worth it.

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Update #6

Inquiry with Gibson whether the nickel Gotoh tuners can be swapped for Kluson Wafflebacks. We might be too far in, however, into the building process, and once Gibson finalizes the specs they, supposedly, cannot be changed later.

This post has been edited by Leonard McCoy: 01 September 2018 - 03:05 AM

2018 Gibson J-180 (Everly)
2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard Ebony
2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster
2002 Gibson "Goldtone" GA-15RV
1990 Ovation Legend L717 (A-bracing)

Finely transcribed Cat Stevens Guitar Tabs (fan project)

"Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history
was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now."—Jol Dantzig, founder of Hamer Guitars
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#24 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 05:30 AM

Update #7

Radio silence.

My dealer failed to get a response from Gibson regarding the inquiry back in August for the tuners change (from Gotoh to Kluson's Wafflebacks) so he thinks it went through. The delivery of the guitar was expected to be in September/October which we are passed now.

This post has been edited by Leonard McCoy: 03 November 2018 - 07:22 AM

2018 Gibson J-180 (Everly)
2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard Ebony
2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster
2002 Gibson "Goldtone" GA-15RV
1990 Ovation Legend L717 (A-bracing)

Finely transcribed Cat Stevens Guitar Tabs (fan project)

"Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history
was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now."—Jol Dantzig, founder of Hamer Guitars
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#25 User is offline   Jinder 

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 10:22 AM

View PostLeonard McCoy, on 03 November 2018 - 05:30 AM, said:

Update #7

Radio silence.

My dealer failed to get a response from Gibson regarding the inquiry back in August for the tuners change (from Gotoh to Kluson's Wafflebacks) so he thinks it went through. The delivery of the guitar was expected to be in September/October which we are passed now.


Bizarre that they can’t give you an update on the build. I can’t imagine being given no updates and an unexplained missed ETA for anything else that was being build to order (for a large sum of money).
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#26 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 05:00 AM

View PostJinder, on 03 November 2018 - 10:22 AM, said:

Bizarre that they can’t give you an update on the build. I can’t imagine being given no updates and an unexplained missed ETA for anything else that was being build to order (for a large sum of money).

Yes, I'm not impressed either. I have inquired further with the dealer who let me know from day one and on multiple occassions since then that he's terribly sorry for how lacking the implementation of the M2M program still currently is (at least in Germany) especially in terms of timely communication (e.g., custom order inquiries with Gibson take weeks and weeks to be answered).

Well, I do have unlimited patience especially with, and complete faith in, Gibson knowing full well that it will pay off in the end. Or at least that's the hope.

This post has been edited by Leonard McCoy: 04 November 2018 - 06:30 AM

2018 Gibson J-180 (Everly)
2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard Ebony
2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster
2002 Gibson "Goldtone" GA-15RV
1990 Ovation Legend L717 (A-bracing)

Finely transcribed Cat Stevens Guitar Tabs (fan project)

"Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history
was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now."—Jol Dantzig, founder of Hamer Guitars
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 06:18 AM

You have enviable patience Leonard! I hope the next update is that the fine folks at Gibson say no problem with your tuner request, and NGD pictures. Of course some Gibson swag, red line case or something should be in order for being such a gent about it!
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#28 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 04:44 PM

Update #8

It's done.

My dealer just got word from Gibson confirming that they finished the build and that the J-180 is currently being made ready for shipping. Unfortunately, the tuner change didn't go through since it was requested too late in the process (that's on me). There's a good chance she will arrive this year still across the pond (if CITES plays along). Hope is the next update is just an J-180-featured NGD with plenty of pictures and sound samples.

This post has been edited by Leonard McCoy: 07 November 2018 - 05:18 PM

2018 Gibson J-180 (Everly)
2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard Ebony
2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster
2002 Gibson "Goldtone" GA-15RV
1990 Ovation Legend L717 (A-bracing)

Finely transcribed Cat Stevens Guitar Tabs (fan project)

"Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history
was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now."—Jol Dantzig, founder of Hamer Guitars
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#29 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 05:06 PM

View Postaliasphobias, on 07 November 2018 - 06:18 AM, said:

You have enviable patience Leonard!

Let's put it this way, the patience is entirely an acquired one: if you've waited for years and years for an opportunity to get your custom J-180 made (a guitar nigh-nowhere to be found as a lefty in an acceptable state), a few more weeks or months don't hurt as much. It also helps to have a phenomenal Gibson Les Paul Standard to keep you happy.
2018 Gibson J-180 (Everly)
2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard Ebony
2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster
2002 Gibson "Goldtone" GA-15RV
1990 Ovation Legend L717 (A-bracing)

Finely transcribed Cat Stevens Guitar Tabs (fan project)

"Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history
was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now."—Jol Dantzig, founder of Hamer Guitars
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:11 PM

L,

Good for you!

All the best and enjoy playing Cat Stevens tunes on it!




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#31 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 01:38 PM

Update #9

Shipping limbo.

My dealer once more confirms with me that the guitar build is complete and that Gibson are only waiting on the respective authorities for a permit due to the CITES regulations to get her shipped off overseas. This sounds slightly ill-informed to me since I always assumed Gibson, like any other manufacturer, had export permits in bulk instead of having to apply for individual ones.

This post has been edited by Leonard McCoy: 21 November 2018 - 03:57 PM

2018 Gibson J-180 (Everly)
2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard Ebony
2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster
2002 Gibson "Goldtone" GA-15RV
1990 Ovation Legend L717 (A-bracing)

Finely transcribed Cat Stevens Guitar Tabs (fan project)

"Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history
was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now."—Jol Dantzig, founder of Hamer Guitars
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Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:09 AM

View PostLeonard McCoy, on 21 November 2018 - 01:38 PM, said:

Update #9

Shipping limbo.

My dealer once more confirms with me that the guitar build is complete and that Gibson are only waiting on the respective authorities for a permit due to the CITES regulations to get her shipped off overseas. This sounds slightly ill-informed to me since I always assumed Gibson, like any other manufacturer, had export permits in bulk instead of having to apply for individual ones.


I talked to Jimmy at his shop in Houston about 2 weeks ago ... he was telling me the rosewood restriction has made it very hard to ship anything to Europe.I’d rather Gibson take an extra step to get your guitar safe than it never getting in your hands.


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#33 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 05:58 AM

Update #10

CITES beat.

I just got word that the custom-ordered Gibson J-180 managed to successfully cross European borders. It shouldn't be long before it's delivered.

This post has been edited by Leonard McCoy: 02 January 2019 - 05:59 AM

2018 Gibson J-180 (Everly)
2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard Ebony
2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster
2002 Gibson "Goldtone" GA-15RV
1990 Ovation Legend L717 (A-bracing)

Finely transcribed Cat Stevens Guitar Tabs (fan project)

"Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history
was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now."—Jol Dantzig, founder of Hamer Guitars
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:40 AM

the patience of Job...

can't wait till the NGD pics...
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:57 AM

Holy crap.

Man, I hope you like it.....
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 07:08 AM

View PostLeonard McCoy, on 02 January 2019 - 05:58 AM, said:

Update #10

CITES beat.

I just got word that the custom-ordered Gibson J-180 managed to successfully cross European borders. It shouldn't be long before it's delivered.
How long did the whole process take from the day you placed the order until finding out its finally in Europe? Hopefully it's in your hands soon. Killer New Year for you. My wife's uncle is a lefty and I hear him all the time complaint about the lack of lefty axes.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 07:44 AM

View PostLeonard McCoy, on 02 January 2019 - 05:58 AM, said:

Update #10

CITES beat.

I just got word that the custom-ordered Gibson J-180 managed to successfully cross European borders. It shouldn't be long before it's delivered.



Hurray! (and hurry)
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 09:12 AM

View PostLeonard McCoy, on 02 January 2019 - 05:58 AM, said:

I just got word that the custom-ordered Gibson J-180 managed to successfully cross European borders. It shouldn't be long before it's delivered.

Well, that's just darn exciting! Now, about those pickguards.... Posted Image

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 09:14 AM

Looking forward to pictures and a tune or two Bones
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#40 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:29 AM

View PostFZ Fan, on 02 January 2019 - 07:08 AM, said:

How long did the whole process take from the day you placed the order until finding out its finally in Europe? Hopefully it's in your hands soon. Killer New Year for you. My wife's uncle is a lefty and I hear him all the time complaint about the lack of lefty axes.

The guitar arrived at my dealer today, January 4, 2019. The order was placed with a Germany-based dealer on June 14, 2018. It is a custom order made possible by Gibson's Made 2 Measure program.

I already have stunning NGD pics at the ready (made by my dealer) which I will post once the guitar arrives here in Berlin. I will also post some raw sound samples which I will have to record, the guitar's full specs, and my uncensored opinion on the build quality and her fresh-out-of-the-box sound.

This post has been edited by Leonard McCoy: 04 January 2019 - 08:02 PM

2018 Gibson J-180 (Everly)
2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard Ebony
2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster
2002 Gibson "Goldtone" GA-15RV
1990 Ovation Legend L717 (A-bracing)

Finely transcribed Cat Stevens Guitar Tabs (fan project)

"Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history
was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now."—Jol Dantzig, founder of Hamer Guitars
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