The "Gibsons Are Pretty Good Guitars" thread

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by SG_Seth, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. SG_Seth

    SG_Seth Member

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    Instead of another NGD thread, I present the following:

    I just purchased my fifth Gibson. It has a baked maple fretboard, paint on the nut, and needed a setup to fit my preferences.

    Damn thing plays like lightning and sounds great. It stacks up well with my other guitars which include two SG standards, an LP traditional, and 2 American strats. (which all also needed setups to fit my preferences)

    I also have an LP 60s tribute in the mail. I'll let you know if the tribute tries to kill my kids, but I'm confident it will behave.

    Anyone else have a pretty good Gibson guitar in their collection?
     
  2. philamag87

    philamag87 Silver Supporting Member

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    What guitar did you get? I too am interested in the LP Tribute series!
     
  3. Lucky one

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    I bought 4 new Gibsons in 2011 and 5 in 2010. All bought online and all splendid right out of the factory cartons. Absolutely no complaints here.
     
  4. axe4me

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    I haven't purchased a new Gibson guitar in over 7 years.
     
  5. Custom50

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    i've owned several gibson guitars. right now both of m main guitars are gibsons. I have some beefs with gibson, but it's pretty obvious I'm a fan!
     
  6. SG_Seth

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    Haha...epic fail. I forgot to list the guitar I bought in my own NGD thread.

    Its a new ebony classic custom. Smoking guitar. My first guitar long ago was an old ebony Epiphone custom that I stupidly sold for pennies last year. Lots if sentimental value lost. I bought this one to replace it and ease the pain.
     
  7. whiteop

    whiteop Senior Member

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    My 2010 gold top Traditional Pro is my main axe. Love the way it looks, plays , and sounds after I made a few changes...
     
  8. schundog

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    Yeah, they are OK....haha. WHEN you find the right one...
    My 40th birthday present to myself 4 years ago; I had to search high and low to find one that didn't have cosmetic issues; the setup issues I knew could be taken care of, but I couldn't believe how many guitars in this price range had problems cosmetically! However, when you find THE ONE, it's a very special moment. Here's mine.

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  9. bettset

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    my last gibson was 2004....a standard. pretty nice. everything else is 1997 to 1977. except for a few 2002 epiphone elites.....very nice guitars that are pretty much gibson but made in japan. i have enough. haven't played the baked maple boards yet.......maybe they will be fine after everyone gets familiar with them. who knows. it'll just drive up prices on pre-baked :munch
     
  10. robertkoa

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    I hardly ever go to Music Stores at least lately but went to check out some Les Paul Studios and the Gold EVO Frets on the LP Supreme- the frets were great- only thing people will complain about the Gold EVOs is the color- great frets.

    Anyway- the lighter weight $800 Studios weren't that impressive but the heavier $1400 trans blue was good but the real knockout was the Bonamassa- it had excellent resonance, sustain, good tuning stability and an unusual light brown fretboard wood.

    I'm kind of thinking of an LP Studio and having a Luthier put a middle single coil on there.....anyway the Bona was excellent, maybe better than that- I prefer larger frets but the thing had TONE and I don't like Kluson Tuners- it had Grovers.

    I'd be curious to play another Bonamassa to see if they are all this good- too bad they don't have a Trans finish-but the tone was the thing.

    Another Gibson that sounds very good in every video I've seen are those little 339s- rich tones.

    So I bashed Gibson on the "Rosewood Drama Thread" but I want to give credit where due- and I want Gibson to do well- they are an American Icon.
     
  11. dcooper830

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    Gibson hasn't made a guitar worth a crap since 1959.
     
  12. Space Hammer

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    fa·ce·tious   [fuh-see-shuhs]
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    2.amusing; humorous.
    3.lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person.
     
  13. Windup 43

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    Both so horrible I had no choice but to rescue them from a lifetime of sitting unplayed/unwanted in the local guitar store :worried


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  14. bismark

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    You should buy a PRS.
     
  15. Lemon Crush

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    The greatest guitar I've ever played is my friends 97 R7 Custom. Everything is perfect. Sadly, I have never been able to find a Les Paul that matches, and I'm not sure I ever will, so that's why I don't own a Les Paul lol. None can compare.

    Also, when I was in my teens my singer owned, allegedly, a 1960 LP double cutaway. Not sure what that'd be worth or anything, but it was a great guitar if it didn't have p90's (just not my thing)
     
  16. yucatown

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    I have a few pretty good Gibsons, paint on nut and all. 4 LPs: 82 custom, 77 Standard, 2004 R9, 2000 Gary Moore. I also have a 69 SG Deluxe and a 76 Firebird Bicentennial. I'm a Gibson fanboy and I approve of this thread.
     
  17. John Vasco

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    My 'stash' of Gibsons, from left: righty '99 LP Standard (bought as an investment for my grandson, he's 7 now)/'76 Deluxe/'91 Custom/2009 '08 Standard.
    Love them all.
    The righty has a single pice maple top, and being unplayed, is in 10/10 condition.
    The Deluxe is 100% original, nothing swapped out. One of only 4 lefty Deluxes made in '76.
    The Custom was bought second-hand in 1994
    The Standard was bought new in September 2010. The Standard has now taken over from the Custom as my No. 1.

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  18. jcv

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    I have a couple pretty good Gibson guitars! I have a Suhr that's been my #1 since '06 and since I've had these Gibsons it gets very little play time... and I got the 2 Gibsons for less than what the Suhr cost me!

    I love these guitars so I show these pics whenever I can and this seems like the perfect thread to show them again:

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  19. patentcad

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    Incorrect. My recently acquired 2011 Gibson Standard Plus 2008 with Fralin Pure PAF Zebras. That is a RW fretboard by the way. Great guitar, light, killer looks, great playability and tone. Needed a setup, but many new guitars do. Sounded pretty good with the stock BB Pros, sounds even better with the Fralins. $1800 for the guitar (slightly used, it was made in mid 2011) and about $300 to buy and have the Fralins installed. $2100 guitar worth every penny.

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