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Most of the small guitar stores I've been in this year seem to have a huge inventory of Epiphone guitars.

What's Gibson doing?:-k

It seems Epiphones are everywhere.

I think they're taking over.:-$

Gone are the days when shops had a few quality Gibson guitars. They've been replaced with Epiphones of all makes and models.

Say hello to Epiphone Nation people.

We have a market that's been flooded with cheap, imported guitars.

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Gibson will not let just anyone sell their guitars. When you go to the smaller music stores and wonder why they dont stock Gibson, its

not that they havent tried to get them, its that Gibson will only deal with specific shops who must fit their criteria.

Sad, but true.

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Gibson will not let just anyone sell their guitars. When you go to the smaller music stores and wonder why they dont stock Gibson' date=' its

not that they havent tried to get them, its that Gibson will only deal with specific shops who must fit their criteria.

Sad, but true.[/quote']

Hes a %100 right.

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Gibson will only deal with specific shops who must fit their criteria.

Sad' date=' but true.[/quote']

 

And that criteria is an inventory that requires substantial investment. A shop near me quit carrying them. The amount they had to keep sunk in inventory was prohibitive. Unfortunately, this seems to favor major distributors. The only choice a small shop has is to purchase a few at retail from the majors and try to resell locally at a small profit.

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Gibson will not let just anyone sell their guitars. When you go to the smaller music stores and wonder why they dont stock Gibson' date=' its

not that they havent tried to get them, its that Gibson will only deal with specific shops who must fit their criteria.

Sad, but true.[/quote']

 

Even here in Nashville you do not find Gibsons other than GC and the Showcase. Maybe Valley Arts Guitars but that is owned by Gibson.

 

The funny thing is that dealers that don't carry them say they dropped Gibson.

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Pure economics! Epi's may not be "Gibsons," but...for a fraction of the price, they're a great alternative,

within the Gibson family, especially for first time buyers, and/or their parents. Plus, a lot of dealers cannot

afford to stock the numbers, that Gibson requires, to have a "Gibson dominant" dealership! And, Epi's are

"getting better, all the time." ;>)

 

CB

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Pure economics! Epi's may not be "Gibsons' date='" but...for a fraction of the price, they're a great alternative, within the Gibson family, especially for first time buyers, and/or their parents. Plus, a lot of dealers cannot

afford to stock the numbers, that Gibson requires, to have a "Gibson dominant" dealership! And, Epi's are

"getting better, all the time." ;>)

 

CB [/quote']

 

 

+1.. thanks CB

 

There's nothing wrong with Epi's. They are good instruments for the price.. and not EVERYONE has thousands to spend on Gibsons.

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