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“It’s a pre-bankruptcy Gibson”

TonePilot

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Just a matter of time methinks when Gibson will have their equivalent to “it’s a pre-CBS Fender”. I wonder if production will cease for a while. I think it will.
 

Theorist

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Excellent...more for the rest of us.

More power to you, I couldn’t live with the weird LP signature on the headstock, and rather not have the nuisance of the robot tuners that while cool, are going to fail eventually...
 
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Brad8008135

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are going to fail eventually
Yeah, but when they fail, you just tune manually. It's actually what I do now most of the time. Overkill for a tuning system when you only use standard like I do, but you can just pretend it doesn't exist.

As far as the logo, "Thank you John Mayer PRS headstock for taking the focus off of the 2015 Gibson headstock signature."
 
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Don A

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Just a matter of time methinks when Gibson will have their equivalent to “it’s a pre-CBS Fender”.
Gibson had their equivalent a long time ago when Ted McCarty's leadership ended and a couple of years later when Norlin bought the company. Like Fender, their "golden era" ended in the mid '60s.

I think they may enter a new era soon, though.
 

TonePilot

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I know. I’m getting tired of this topic too but I wanted to approach it from a pragmatic angle. A changeover will take time and what happens during that time can make or break the Gibson brand. A pause to get things right might be just what they need.
 

webe123

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I know. I’m getting tired of this topic too but I wanted to approach it from a pragmatic angle. A changeover will take time and what happens during that time can make or break the Gibson brand. A pause to get things right might be just what they need.
"Just what they need"....is Henry J GONE! That is ....."Just what they need"! And Gibsons creditors may just do exactly that! Until that happens.....nothing will change! Like Forrest Gump's mom used to say..."You can't fix stupid"! LOL!
 

Average Joe

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Depends on what the restructuring looks like. Post Norlin, post CBS, post move to Japan Gretsch are all thought of as improvements
 




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