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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Boston617, Jun 29, 2020.
Nice, but of course I imagine as usual it'll be insanely expensive. I have the Agile version, paid $250 shipped with a case - stainless frets, Bareknuckle Stormy Monday neck, Duncan JB bridge, and a Gotoh hardtail .
I'm gonna be that guy and say... I would rather buy a 70's Norlin era Silverburst than the signature copy.
I guess anyone that plays in a band these days, might be able to get a signature guitar built for them. Hey where's mine!
lol it def ain't 1992 anymore and they're not 25 ...
Well, he's been in a hyper-popular metal band for almost 30 years with among the most loyal following of any band out there, so he has that going for him.
From the article: "I believe that particular metallic paint does something to the tone or the resonance or the polarity somehow."
And it’ll be more affordable most likely.
It might weigh 10lbs which I guess is sacrilege these days.
Tool are maybe some of the best and most notorious gear trolls out there. I remember them saying they keep their amps in a freezer to make the tubes stay cold.
Dishart is now legendary
Does this mean we'll get a final verdict on what pickups he's using?
Definitely a cool and iconic guitar but I can only imagine it's going to cost some real big bucks.
Give Gibson a call, I’m sure they would be happy to work with you.
Adam Jones likes to troll.
Tool has been massively popular for decades and Adam’s playing and writing are pretty inventive and unique. He isn’t just “anybody that plays in a band.”
It was the perception of lackluster builds in the ‘70s, including the use of less desirable wood, shoddy hardware or electronics, changes in design and dimensions, and yes - weight - that literally gave birth to the interest in vintage (then, slightly used) guitars.
So, while nobody was running the racks with a scale, if you grabbed an egregiously heavy example, you could readily tell it was heavy, and for many, back on the rack that little piggy often went. There’s a stereotype regarding heavy ‘70s guitars for a reason!
While scales have now entered the equation - out of objective necessity when buying online, since having it in hand isn’t an option - interest or disinterest in weight is only different today in that there are oodles of options for buyers out there. You don’t have to buy the one 10.5lb Strat hanging on the wall. You can routinely get one three pounds lighter if you prefer, that corresponds in weight to the vast majority of classic examples.
For a small group it becomes an obsession over details, ounces; while for others like me, it’s just to root out the overly heavy outliers.
Ten pounds is a pound heavier than a typical LP. Not too bad. Ten pounds is nearly three pounds heavier than a typical Tele. Have fun trying to sell one of those...
People have always considered weight, be it positive or negative. The information is just expressed differently now - by scale, rather than perception - as many transactions happen from afar.
It’s not a new phenomenon. It’s been “a thing” for the roughly 40 years that I’ve been buying and selling guitars, and broadly became a talking point even earlier, in the mid ‘60s, after Fender sold to CBS, and Gibson to Rendell.
as soon as your band sells 14 million albums I'm sure gibson will happily make you a sig guitar.