Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by DrBGood, Dec 18, 2017.
BLING OVERDOSE ! ! !
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.
Wall hanger art.
They'd be perfect for tasteless mimes.
Not by me... they're totally safe from my thieving hands... ...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.
Kind of a Liberace guitar.
Totally Liberace. Good call
They're a bit too effete even for Liberace.
Haha ... someone mentioned somewhere else that they look like Mexican guitars. MIM Gibson Les Pauls
The anorexic female version complete with vomit on the fingerboard. The color is listd as "Trans Pink", you will have to decide what that means to you. The Acoustic Guitar Forum "edited" my comment.
That's not such a far off thought considering their current financial situation. Uggh
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.
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.
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.
What exactly is the point of these guitars?
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.
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...
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.
True, but they don't have the bling. Shiny and ostentatious is the point.
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