I know the Vintage Mahogany went up 100 bucks a month or more ago. The sales person who eventually sold me a Studio made a point of telling me the next time I came in, because originally I was going to get a VM. These were the same 4 guitars I looked at too (I had written the serial numbers down), and the sticker price went up 100 bucks. Even she was surprised.
The Studios, last I looked, had not changed. Maybe they have now?
well they havent changed on musicians friend or anything. i think what he was saying is that any new studios ordered from gibson for the store would cost about 200-300 more, and the recommended selling price was closer to 1400 now. Im sure theyll still sell ones they have in stock at the same price.
Every thing Gibson does seems strange to me. They sell used guitars for super premiums, (relics).
Their best guitars, (Epiphone Elitsts) are not even advertised in the Musicians Friend catalog. They seem like everything is smoke an mirrors. They have a great history, but I think the current group running the company is slowly eroding their "status".