YUCK ! ! !

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  1. DrBGood

    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    BLING OVERDOSE ! ! !

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    Gross. I'll pass, those are just asking to get stolen if you play them out. Plus playing up high will be a pain in the rear.
     
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    Wall hanger art.
     
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    They'd be perfect for tasteless mimes.
     
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    Not by me... they're totally safe from my thieving hands... :D ...I wouldn't want to be caught selling one, hot or otherwise.

    I can think of one gig where they'd be ideal, but I'll refrain from saying it, for fear of offending anyone.
     
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    Kind of a Liberace guitar.
     
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    Totally Liberace. Good call
     
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    They're a bit too effete even for Liberace.
     
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    Haha ... someone mentioned somewhere else that they look like Mexican guitars. MIM Gibson Les Pauls :rofl:
     
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    OOPS............
     
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    That's not such a far off thought considering their current financial situation. Uggh
     
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    Yeah they're broke, and unless another conglomerate scoops them up and opens a Mexican or Chinese plant to try and recoup the fact they missed out on the middle ground Gibson market. Producing $400 guitars now (fusion, zero) is too little too late.

    Side note about MIM fenders; I remember when they first opened the fender rep actually told me the paint was better on a MIM over USA because of the state of the art blah blah and better QC. The fender rep claimed he bought a MIM strat just for the body and swapped it on his MIA strat.
     
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    Can't imagine why....

    Anyway, not my cuppa tea, with the butterfly inlays and translucent pink finish. It's a nice piece of maple at least, but not for 12k. I could see it in the hands of the Katy Perry set though, maybe a glam rock group like Steel Panther for ishes and grins. Certainly a lot less blingy than the rhinestone blizzards we're talking about.
     
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    It's funny you started this thread. I stumbled upon a pic of a green ES for $25k a couple weeks ago before I knew of the series. I couldn't upload the pic. This is Gibson trying to generate numbers to pay off debt.
     
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    What exactly is the point of these guitars?
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    To spend money and show off the fact that you have so much dough you can waste it on crap like this.

    Even if I had hundreds of millions of dollars, I'd like to think I'd be more practical and responsible with my money.
     
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    There are literally hundreds of guitars that cost a lot more than this that look a thousand times better. They remind me of the traditional Norwegian fiddle called "hardingfele", used for Norwegian folk music. It just looks very wrong on a les Paul, though...

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    Could one of you who gets Gibson's quarterly financials send me a copy or a link? I can't seem to find them online.
     
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    True, but they don't have the bling. Shiny and ostentatious is the point.
     

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