Hey Gibson.....

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  1. BBender

    BBender Member

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    here's an idea. Stop putting out crap (Firebird X, Robot) that people don't want to buy and reissue the Gibson and Epiphone Les Paul Signature guitars!!

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    Nobody wanted to buy those the first time, it creates huge brand confusion.
     
  3. BBender

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    Yeah...I bet everyone wants a Firebird X...brand confusion??? What the heck are you talking about? If the Firebird X and other crap isn't creating brand confusion I don't know what is... Seems a lot of people are gravitating toward the hollow body guitars and the ES style guitars.


     
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    yikes

    What is that? Just looks wrong.
     
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    It creates brand confusion, because you have a massively successful "Les Paul" guitar, that essentially defines the company for a lot of people. When they released the "Les Paul Signature" it was confusing to the public, dealers, etc. because its "Not a Les Paul". I'm sure they did it to appease Les, it tanked, and now that he's dead they don't have to put up with crap like that.

    Furthermore, in the remaining years they've taken the "Les Paul Signature" brand to mean "FAMOUS ARTIST Les Paul Signature" guitar.

    The Firebird X is what it is, and isn't really relevant to the discussion of whether or not they should re-issue past flops.

    The only reason to re-issue the "Les Paul Signature" guitar would be if someone famous became identified with it like Dave Grohl and the Trini Lopez, and even then they'd re-brand it with the relevant artist.
     
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    End of discussion...

    Besides, they already sort of reissued it with this lopsided morphodite

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    Nobody wanted these either...
     
  8. BBender

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    Hahaha...you people kill me. Yeah...sounds pretty bad to me!!

     
  9. Rango

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    Well said :beer
    Yup same with the SG's that are "Les Paul" models. :huh
     
  10. BBender

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    Name it whatever you want....I don't care about the name....the guitar and pickups that were in that guitar were great. Reissue the guitar and name it whatever you want.

    So, in order for a guitar to be good/relevant these days it has to be associated with some artist??? :confused: :nuts


     
  11. nmiller

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    It has nothing to do with how good or bad it sounds; it's just that there's almost no demand for a reissue. Most people who want a Gibson hollow or semi will go for a 330 or 335. You may be an exception, but Gibson isn't about to invest all the time and money necessary to appease a few outlier fans.
     
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    339...339 Ultra...Difference with these was the pickups...tone...Plus, I think these were cool as hell looking. JMHO obviously.

     
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    yeah . . . no one wants a gibson guitar. might as well just close the doors boys. bbender has spoken.
     
  15. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    Uh huh, a slight variation on a 335. Not a radically different guitar like a Les Paul Signature.
     
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    Exactly my point...they put those out...slight variations...why not put this out...slight variation (and different pups)!!

    I don't think the Les Paul Signature is that "radically" different than a 335...339.

     
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    Huh...great addition to the conversation. :roll

     
  18. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    Because the LP Signature is not a slight variation, it's a totally different body and totally different sound. One which was already tried and which already flopped. One which has not built up any appreciable demand since.
     
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    Those Les Paul Signatures are one of the best sounding guitars I have ever heard. I agree with others that I don't like the looks much, but man the tone.
     
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    Don't know how much clearer it could be said. Besides, those guitars were Fugly.
     

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