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How many Es-33x do you all have?

#21 User is offline   Larsongs 

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 10:52 AM

View PostFZ Fan, on 29 December 2018 - 11:14 PM, said:

Your right but charging 5500 for guitars when they are trying to recover is ridiculous. I see tons of Gibson's for sale on Ebay from Japan cause they are the only ones who can afford them.


The majority of Gibsons are much less than $5500 & to even further diversify their Price Points they have Epiphone... I think there's room for a few high end Guitars...
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:11 AM

View PostLarsongs, on 30 December 2018 - 10:52 AM, said:

The majority of Gibsons are much less than $5500 & to even further diversify their Price Points they have Epiphone... I think there's room for a few high end Guitars...

Gibson Memphis aka ES model 2019 guitars are 2800 and higher. You could buy an Epi but it's just that an Epi.
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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:46 AM

View PostFZ Fan, on 28 December 2018 - 12:50 PM, said:

Yeah they kill. Now Gibson wants 5500 for them. Wonder why they have/had financial issues?


All the more reason to buy used.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 02:09 PM

View Postgnappi, on 01 January 2019 - 11:46 AM, said:

All the more reason to buy used.

I've owned 25 or so Gibson's all but 1 were used. Of all my guitars I own and have owned maybe 4 were new.
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Posted 04 January 2019 - 03:26 PM

Gibson is like Apple in many ways, they did well despite many blunders. Apple computers clung to nubus, proprietary video and I/O while losing market share but their extreme creativity on new platforms was well received, and they are still an amazingly successful company.

I think where Gibson lost its way is the diversification route they chose, and unlike Apple new Gibson guitar models generally do not fare well with players.
That said, for me there are just too many excellent older Gibson models out there that don't even approach the $3k mark to even consider buying new... so that's where my dollars go from now on.

For a long time I've looked seriously at the Lucille and just recently took delivery on an early one without the bling... I'm loving it.








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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:26 PM

What do you mean by "without the bling"?
Do you have any pictures of this new arrival?

As for myself, a 335 Satin and a Lucille, that's enough.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:29 PM

View PostSteveFord, on 10 January 2019 - 05:26 PM, said:

What do you mean by "without the bling"?
Do you have any pictures of this new arrival?

As for myself, a 335 Satin and a Lucille, that's enough.


My BB is bling free. It just has regular guitar type stuff on it like pickups and knobs, a switch, and some tuners. Oh wait it has a Varitone and 2 jacks. "Bling'".
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:40 AM

View PostSteveFord, on 10 January 2019 - 05:26 PM, said:

What do you mean by "without the bling"?
Do you have any pictures of this new arrival?


Sure, it has dot markers instead of block, no gold TRC... actually no gold at all, no VT, unbound head, black PG not tortoise, Gibson winder tuners, not Grover.

It does have stereo output jacks and the FB was "supposedly" rosewood but if mine is rosewood it's the darkest, tightest grained rosewood I've ever seen.

From Wiki:
"Gibson made the B.B. King Standard model from 1980 to 1985. This model had chrome hardware and dot inlays instead of block inlays"

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:40 PM

Okay, thanks.
I bought a new Lucille DeLuxe back in 1980 and I knew they had a different version (Standard) but I had never seen one.
Now I have.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:17 AM

Is the 80's "deluxe" the same git that is available today?
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:18 AM

Kinda sorta.
Ebony fret board, tuners that had flip out winding arms, brass nut but other than that, same as the recent ones with the VariTone, stereo, gold plated hardware, black case w/ no shroud.

If you have September 1980 Guitar Player with BB King he goes into detail about the model and there's a full page ad from Gibson as well.
It was touted as a commemorative limited run model but then they ended up putting it into regular production which really ticked me off.
I think I paid $2200 back in 1980 for it. I remember it being pretty expensive.

Here's a listing for what could very well have been my old guitar although I don't know what the deal is with that circle on the cavity plate on the back.

https://reverb.com/i...llent-condition

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:58 PM

I have 2 ES type Gibsons, and L5 and a CS 356. Love them both and they do different things well.

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2017 Custom Shop 356 Mahogany/Maple Antique Natural
2017 Les Paul Standard T Honeyburst
2013 L5-CES Natural (Maple/Spruce)
2013 Les Paul Custom Lite (Mahogany/Maple) Ebony
2007 Taylor Solid Body Custom (Sapele/Walnut)
2018 Taylor 814 CE DLX (Rosewood/Spruce)
1981 Ovation Balladeer
1963 Walthari Mittenwald Classical
Rivera Venus 6 (1 X 12)Combo
Blackstar HT-5R (1 X 10) Combo
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