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Gibson Has the Revised Lineup Online (2019)

hvactech

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I might actually try a new Gibson after not even having one thought about trying them for like the past 10 years. Seriously I don’t even take one look at the Gibson wall when I walk into music stores
 

JPW

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They need a non custom shop firebird with banjo tuners and a little thicker neck. How hard would that be? Those new tuners just don’t look right
 

coltranemi2012

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With the new line up... I wonder if there are huge differences between the 50s stuff and the custom shop 50s stuff. Other than hide glue?
 

LeicaBossNJ

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With the new line up... I wonder if there are huge differences between the 50s stuff and the custom shop 50s stuff. Other than hide glue?
I'm sure the Classic Line has a short tenon, simplified manufacturing processes, standard plastics (not the fancy repro stuff), basic Burstbuckers instead of the Custombuckers, acrylic inlays, perhaps a slightly different finish process.
 

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Fixed. Also, Martin quality? Really? Meh.



Yeah cuz the world needs 5,000 models of strats and 5,000 models of Teles and $2600 dual humbucker teles or jazzmasters with tele pickups.........
Fender and Gibson were in the weeds doing that for 10 years, and that's what got them in trouble with a lot of folks...
 
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Is it just me, or is the ES-235 an absolute steal at $1799? I really love that style...a slightly scaled down version of an ES-137, my favorite guitar ever.

Makes one wonder why there is such a vast price difference between this and other models. It's semi-hollow, has double binding, gloss finish, etc.
Sweetwater has more options on these. I'm considering the gloss burst. I think the price is lower because there's no binding on the neck, dot inlays, and they come with a soft case. It's a very nice soft case though.
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...-memphis-es-235-figured-2019-vintage-sunburst
 

kebotrans

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When I was at Summer NAMM in Nashville the modern type Les Pauls they had on display had a nee style neck joint. IMO I think it looked much better and made more sense than the one they are actually using now. This is the old one or the one I preferred from July 2018.

 

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When I was at Summer NAMM in Nashville the modern type Les Pauls they had on display had a nee style neck joint. IMO I think it looked much better and made more sense than the one they are actually using now. This is the old one or the one I preferred from July 2018.

Certainly looks better. Couldn't say which one plays better. I'm guessing the current version is more production friendly.

They used to make a version of the R8 and R9 with that neck joint pictured. Personally I thought that was a great idea. Wish I could find one used. Who hasn't felt the awkwardness of the LP neck joint when trying to play the higher frets.
 

budglo58

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I was checking out the new 60s standard. Was tempted until I realized the specs weren’t far off from my 2017 Classic T. The only thing I would be getting would be a nicer top and no 9 hole relief , maybe some different pickups. Meh , not enough to entice me yet.
 
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Isen Ritchie

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Looking at the new Gibson site the specs of the '61 Standard SG the bridge is an abr-1 (Sweetwater's page for the 2019 '61 SG lists both Nashville and abr-1). 12+ years ago I had a '61 SG (not CS) and IIRC it was a Nashville bridge. Do the recent '61 SGs have abr-1 w/ threaded studs or Nashville w/ anchors?

I'd love to have an SG with abr-1 (and no anchors).
Unfortunately they're anchored, but the bridge itself is an abr-1. So they do "have" abr-1 bridges, just mounted Nashville style. So a little bit dodgy on their part...
 

scotty31

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How did we go from New Gibson lineup to Old Man... emmm guy yelling at clouds?



So, who here is buying one? Now I definitely want one.
im quite keen on a few.
The 61 SG has been on my radar for a while.
I have wanted an LP Jr with a fat neck for ages. Thats going to the top of the list. May not be a DC, but i'm not that fussy. Neck profile, P90, i'm happy.

The 50's LP with humbuckers in Tobacco Burst is mighty tempting too.
Of all the LP's i have, i dont have the traditional standard model. An R6, an R4 with humbuckers but its a wraparound bridge, LPC, LP Deluxe.

My Tokai Reborn Old serves that role, but i am liking what Gibson has done to get themselves back on their feet. Can't help but want to support it......plus i want a Tobacco Burst :)
 




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