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Everything posted by ChristopherJ

  1. I know Muddy, but not this Greta chick. Just Googled "her". WTF?
  2. Feel/playability? A proper set up for the particular player. (Which one should never expect to be done at the factory.)
  3. No. I'd either commission a build or buy some tools and wood and build one myself. Assuming that since money is no object I'd then have the time.
  4. Government destroys things like this for a reason. It takes the product out of circulation thus lessens the market (and then demand) for such products. No one would touch a BRW guitar if mere possession was illegal and all guitars seized were destroyed.
  5. Semantics. For you Great Guitar = SOUL and personality.
  6. Great Guitar does not equal Expensive Guitar! It just sucks when a great guitar is also an expensive guitar.
  7. It's been established the guitar is used. However your statement is confounding to me. Why is poor present-day factory QC excusable because back in the day the factory QC might have been poor? Makes no sense to me. Also, the QC in 1959 is demonstrably better. I think you might be equating the oft-touted differences between samples of original 59 bursts with QC problems. The variability of things like neck carve, pickup wind, and body shape are not QC issues.
  8. No, Gibson gets a bad rep because they have real QC issues. It seems totally plausible because Gibson and the custom shop produce guitars with improperly scraped binding (among other issues) far too often. That is why it is often first assumed that such issues are factory flaws.
  9. Although I have personally seen Custom Shop "moulding" that was botched like that at the factory, the listing states it is used and there was a repair done. $5100 is way too much to pay for a guitar with such a bad repair, but I suppose it beats $6500 new from the factory with improperly scraped binding.
  10. WTF? Shut up and let Percy speak! Plant is just getting ready to say something interesting and then the Aussie *** interjects with "You didn' think it wuz gunna be that big, dige-ya?" Then into questions about his hair... The Sphincter indeed.
  11. Why in the world would we need our guitars chipped and tracked by Gibson? I've no idea how that would turn things around. It isn't the guitar business that is sinking Gibson, it's all the crazy crap businesses HJ has acquired in recent years to fit his idea of an all encompassing entertainment conglomerate. He leveraged the company on a weird pipe-dream and now is having to settle the score. Don't worry, we will all be able to still spend thousands for Gibson guitars that cost hundreds to make for many years to come.
  12. "Geez. Have any of you ever encountered such an angry and violent reaction to a simple guitar query before?" Ah, but it wasn't a simple guitar query. You were responding to a for-sale ad, not a social posting about a cool guitar. You wasted the guys time and got his hopes up. He did overreact though.
  13. https://reverb.com/item/10115888-prs-ce24-semi-hollow-reclaimed-ltd-247538
  14. In a truly blinded test, you could not tell the difference.
  15. Meh. All music is derivative. Led Zeppelin changed the course of music history. Arguably the most influential band of their time. Dismissing them as derivative or unoriginal is naive at best. Watching children imitate them is cringe-inducing for some--those who actually get the place Led Zeppelin has in rock music history.
  16. Woof! So that's what the dudes from Trans Siberia Orchestra do in the summertime... It looks like a comedy sketch!
  17. From the CDC: Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually, or 1,300 deaths every day. On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers. If smoking continues at the current rate among U.S. youth, 5.6 million of today’s Americans younger than 18 years of age are expected to die prematurely from a smoking-related illness. This represents about one in every 13 Americans aged 17 years or younger who are alive today. To put that in perspective, in 2017 there were 15,581 gun related deaths in the US (not including about 22,000 suicides) 346 of those were deaths attributed to mass shootings. There is no Constitutional right to smoke tobacco...
  18. ...and Jimmy's, Bonzo's, JPJ's. Probably got a Peter Grant look alike for a manager.
  19. If Tiny Tim and Robert Plant had a love child...
  20. Friends don't let friends eat mild cheddar. Cheddar should be so sharp it cuts you on the way down.
  21. I'll never understand the expectation of a perfectly set up guitar direct from the factory.
  22. They basically did what should have been done in the first place-gave it a proper QC check and set-up. I suppose you could call Gibson and ask. Glad it worked out!
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