What kind of discount do players get when they have Artist agreements with Gibson? I.e. for a Custom Shop Historic 1960 Vos LP that retails for say $8033, what price before tax/shipping do you Gibson Artist agreement people get? I'm told it's $3414, is that accurate? A friend says he bought from a Gibson artist an ES355 that retailed for 4800, and he got it for 1900, taxed and shipped which makes that about $1700, which equates to 65% off before Shipping/Tax. I'm being offered a deal on a Gibson Historic 1960 LP Vos. 8033 retail is being offered at 3414 before tax and shipping. This equates to 57.5% off, not 65%. I'm not an ingrate by any means. I'm more trying to figure out how thankful I should be in terms of a thank you gift when the deal is done. If he is already rewarding himself with a cut, then that's fine, but I don't want to then also blow another few hundred with a thank you gift if he is already taken care of and not being upfront about that...i.e. making it an undisclosed business transaction for him under the guise of taking care of a comrade. I'm not looking for any philosophical comments. I just want to know what the artist agreement discounted price of a Gibson Historic 1960 VOS (or 59 VOS) is likely to be. Much appreciated!