Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Magnets And Melodies, Jul 2, 2019.
Amazing guitar and incredible photo. My Reverb listing photos WISH they were this clean
That's an incredible price for a new one. They go for ~$2850 on the low end Used now....In the market for one myself
I actually bought it as used. A shop had it listed used on eBay. 3200 make offer. I offered 2500.
On the phone the guy said it was listed below what they were allowed to sell it for, so they listed it as used.
It was a great deal on a killer guitar. Bit of flame...
Fair enough. I personally prefer Knaggs over the LP customs. Whatever you love, play it, enjoy it, swear at it when you cant nail a solo, and when your wife tells you to calm down or youll break it, you calmly tell her "ill buy another 5 and break 4 of them if i want"
We obviously have a very different experience when we pick up a guitar lol.
Oh dude, drives me crazy, like she isnt nuts with all her shoes!
I'm glad you've settled on your perfect guitars. It's funny (in a good way) to me that I dumped all my CS Gibsons and haven't missed them at all, and you're trying everything out and coming back to yours.
My plan is to wait a bit for the new Gibson to get settled and then see where the CS is at. The one thing I'm lacking right now is a super nice LP Custom (sold a 78 a few years ago). I've come to understand that I'm not a burst guy. I want a CS wine red Custom and a CS lightweight R6 with a black (ebony; whatever Gibson) top and clear back and neck.
Maybe by the end of summer, I will be able to make one of those happen without my wife stabbing me in my sleep with a dull spork. I'm kidding, but I've spent 22k on guitars this year, and while I've returned almost that in guitars sold, I need to take a beat and assess what I need and what I want.
OP I know the feeling. My 2 best are a 2001 R7 and an 2016 R8. I also recently got a Historic Special too, which is a beast tonally.
This is the guitar I will never sell.
Gibson's solution (viable alternative) to the Fender Strat...
Gibson Melody Maker III
I like it!
Pretty sweet looking to be honest.
I bet it sings as well as it looks - great visual appeal, and at $1,995 it's reasonably priced for a 1966 vintage sweetheart.
My thoughts exactly. If I was in the market right now it'd be a contender.
Absolute beauty. I would never sell that either.
The Historic Special's are on my radar too! One day!
I do love my R8.
I agree that a nice Custom Shop Les Paul is among the top of the food chain. Here's my 2016 Lemonburst R8.
Even before the custom shop people could order guitars with different attributes. Norms Rare Guitars, Jimmy Wallace etc. Today folks like Wildwood, Andertons, still get special runs for their store.
I concur. I've had boatloads of guitars over the years, new, used and vintage, and two particular Gibson Custom Shop LP's rank in the top 5 for me out of hundreds I've had. Here's my brand-new-to-me 2014 R7 and it is a stellar guitar in every way.
$2700 here in Canada.