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  1. Hi all,


    Well my 2018 Double cut never came, that I ordered in Dec 2017.... I was told recently that none are to be shipped the UK.


    Anyways, I still want a double cut and being Greenday fan I’d love the Billie Joe signature one.


    Any recommendations on where to find these second hand - I’ve looked on eBay, and Reverb.


    Other places worth trying, or are these like Hens teeth?



  2. Man, I know exactly how you feel. I ordered a (non-Gibson) guitar in December also. I had given up after getting useful info from the dealer / supplier. Sometimes you dont mind waiting if you just get a progress report.


    That’s exactly my issue, not knowing when - been given projected dates of Feb, March, June and July..... so far!


    So it’s not just Gibson that give little information as to their production runs/slots then? Ha

  3. Symonkey you are correct about the first run in '17. It was mid-Sept. with the "Model Year 2018" stamp. Short run ,priced wrong - later changed, and " rosewood / granadillo " spec. controversy (also later changed). I started my search early and was lucky to get LPSDC in early Feb. I SUSPECT the issue is that the "firm" is concentrating manpower on more popular runs or waiting for "just in time" material stock. Funny thing tho' - I just noticed that the "Comments" section under the LPSDC product is now gone. Hmm!


    The comments section disappeared a day or so before the bankruptcy news story...,. I wondered if they had to pay for it so cancelled their subscription or something..... I think it’s gone off all guitars!


    I’ve hammered my dealer and spoken to Gibson and never get anything solid and dates just keep slipping :-(

  4. I actually secured mine a week or so before they went up in price and the dealer is honouring that - but they don’t seem 100% it will ever come themselves.


    I actually went and bought a Smokehouse Studio in the mean time and I love it, so it’s keeping me sain for now ha ha.


    How do you find the Junior?

  5. Hi Charlie,


    It’s my understanding that they went into production in 2017 at the end of the year, and only a short run - all sold quickly. I placed my order I December and was told Feb ish delivery.


    I’ve since been told they still haven’t gone back into production and to now expect July ish!


    Dealers don’t seem to know what’s going on!



  6. Sweetwater told me they expect to have them in stock sometime early May.


    Thanks mate - I’m struggling to get decent info in the UK.


    I think it’s reasonable to assume UK are likely to be another month after that with shipping and cites! Will be 6 months after ordering if it is June.


    Looks amazing, so hope it’s worth the wait!

  7. If that's the guitar that they had at Sweetwater last week that was a b stock - That guitar was sold as having an armadillo wood board and was spec'd on both Gibson's website and Sweetwater's site as armadillo wood when it was sold. They never said it was rosewood. I was eyeing that guitar last week. They just changed the specs on the guitar like last week. That's what's going on. They won't have those guitars in stock for awhile. So I guess they've changed the spec and are starting to make some with rosewood boards. No bait and switch, no big deal. [thumbup]


    Any ideas when they are going back into production?

  8. Hi,


    A few weeks ago I picked up my 2018 LP studio, in smokehouse. I absolutely love this guitar - sounds, looks and feels incredible.


    I need to order some new strings for it, and want to keep them same as what is on it, as I love the sound and feel of them(I believe they are 9-46 according to the website).


    Any ideas what they might be?

  9. Hi mate,


    Yeah I hope I don’t have to wait long, but should be worth it. I hope you don’t have a long wait either.


    It has P90s, which I’m equally excited about :-).


    Just got to decide on a new amp to go with it now. I’m bordering on and Orange Rocker 15, but might well be over kill as most of its use will be at home.

  10. Yesterday I have placed an order for an 2018 a Les Paul Double Cut to add to my little collection.


    Seems that there is some vagueness over when the 2018 guitars will actually arrive in the UK, and I have been told it could be a number of months before arrival.


    Shame, because I am so excited and very impatient already :-)


    What other lead times are people getting in the UK?

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