Play Authentic's Impact on Sales Trends?

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  1. 27sauce

    27sauce Member

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    funny!
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  2. uab9253

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    LOL - Stir that pot Sauceman my brother!
     
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  3. 27sauce

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    Totally. I mean he’s poking a very specific group.

    -TGP members
    -Adamant about Fender decals on parts-casters
    -Despises Gibson for protecting their copyrights.

    Aside from clearing up his confusion, *I* would like to know who that is.
     
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  4. 27sauce

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    Apology accepted.
     
  5. Bossanova

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    Sounds like a DGT-Totin’ cargo short-wearin’ lawyer/doctor to me
     
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  6. 27sauce

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    Dr. Z Esquire
     
  7. Bossanova

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    Also to be clear: I have no issue with a classic company protecting their IP. I also did find the video off-the-charts douchey.

    Can those 2 feelings coexist in the age of the Internet? I’m gonna say yes.
     
  8. Mickey_C

    Mickey_C The Original Racketeer

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    I bought a new guitar this weekend, a EBMM Stingray RS with baked maple neck.

    I didn't even bother playing a gibson. The buy authentic vid made me laugh every time I saw a LP. It still puts a smile on my face. Gibbson can lick my sac.
     
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  9. 27sauce

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    Sounds like Gibson still came out the winner.
     
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  10. Bossanova

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    And English teachers took the L, as usual.
     
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  11. superstratjunky

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    I wanna like Gibson, I really honestly do & I love the classic tones. But,,,, they seem to me to want to monopolize the market. In 1992, Brian Moore came out with the MC-1. It had this new cool bridge that went from a trem to a stoptail. Trev Wilkinson was the maker & inventor. Nothing was on the market at the time like it. A few other makes put the trem on their guitars. A few years before, Gibson bought Steinberger & with it, all it's patents. They did nothing with it except try to incorporate the trem designs into their models & failed miserably. Steinberger also died because they didn't promote them. Around 93 came the lawsuits directed at Wilkinson & that cool trem was no more. Trev should have fought, because his design looked nothing like the Steinberger. What Gibson product, outside of a Bigsby, or the occasional OFR, comes with a trem? Is someone worried about losing market share over a guitar that could possibly get a "Gibson style" tone with a Strat style trem? All they need to do, is just make a better product, have better QC, & CS. PRS kicks their arse, because PRS makes a better product. Gibson has the product that would sell,,, if they'd just raise their bar.

    Anyone remember these?
    https://www.vintageandrare.com/product/Gibson-SG-90-Double-1988-Alpine-White-36398#
     
  12. 27sauce

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    Maybe English is not his mother’s tongue?

    (Sorry, couldn’t help it)
     
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  13. jwguitar

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    I think a lot of people are turned off by Gibson from what I read hear and what I hear in the industry. I don't know how their sales are but sales this month for some of the "other brands" have been seeing an uptick in my personal experience.
     
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  14. Bossanova

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    True. “Sac” means “bag” in French. Maybe they’re from Paris, where they don’t speak a LICK of English. :rimshot

    Back to you.
     
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  15. Mickey_C

    Mickey_C The Original Racketeer

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    Because I made typographical errors? That's all you've got?
     
  16. 27sauce

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    No, because they got an invitation to perform a sexual act on you. That’s a good thing, isn’t it?

    If that’s what the brand you didn’t buy gets, what’s in store for get brand you chose?!
     
  17. David Simpson

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    LOL - looks like one of my penny stock charts!
     
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    IME, a lot of Boomers and older generations think that younger generations are "offended" by things like this. I'm not "offended" by the video at all. I just think it was stupid.
     
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    IMO I doubt anybody who was really considering buying a Gibson gave a rats a** about that video. Most people are not aware of the video unless your a guitar forum member or You tube watcher.
     
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    Ime it’s the boomers that get most offended by things.
     

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