Why Can't Gibson Enviers Just Give in, and Buy a Gibson?

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  1. musekatcher

    musekatcher Supporting Member

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    Its not hard. Anyone can find a Gibson if they want one, for any budget. Its not necessary to try and convince everyone else that they don't want a Gibson. Its certainly not necessary to try and convince yourself you don't want a Gibson. Its a lot less conspicuous to either keep envy private, or just go ahead and buy the Gibson you've always wanted. Its easy.
     
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    wgs1230 Fully Intonatable Silver Supporting Member

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    Why won't Gibson shills comply with site rules and reveal their affiliation?
     
  3. BEACHBUM

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    OK, I'll bite. Wait a minute let me think about that. On second thought no thanks.:cool:
     
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    Sampler Silver Supporting Member

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    Because they’re not “Authentic” enough, and ya gotta be authentic to play authentic.....everyone knows that.

    OP is your name Mark by any chance?:wave
     
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    BrokenRomeo Supporting Member

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    How about buy a Gibson if you want, and don't if you don't...
     
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    ‘Cause I held a PRS once.....
    Gibson’s are fine but I haven't owned one in over 25 years.
    PRS scratches my humbucker itch just fine. With better ergonomics (to me).
     
  8. Gclef

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    I like the les Paul sound, but I won't own a Gibson for many reasons

    Questionable build quality. (I know, I can find a good one....)

    Price. A Gibson les Paul is not worth twice as much, or more than comparable competitors.

    Ethics.

    Overinflated sense of self. As witnessed in the cost of their products. (Which, see the first reason, would be ok if they were far beyond the quality of the competition. It is unacceptable when your quality is all over the map.)

    Blocky heel joint that could easily be sculpted, but isn't, because......that wasnt done in the 50s.

    Styling. I like the overall dimensions and style of them, but like a slightly more modern look like an esp eclipse. I also like more modern playability with big frets and flatter radius.

    The biggest thing for me is the price. I cant pay more for something just for the name when there is a similar sounding/looking/playing guitar for less.
     
  9. Magnets And Melodies

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    This post is absolutely pointless and misguided.
     
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    ‘Cause I held a PRS once....
    It was fine but I didn’t want a copy of what I’ve preferred for 25 years.
    Gibson gives me their original design that is timeless even though others copy it.
     
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    For many it has nothing to do with envy, and everything to do with simply not being a fan for one reason or another. It doesn't mean they're secretly harboring a love for a company and its products behind a mask of hostility.
     
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    Yes.. its true. The thing is, all the naysayers already have decided regardless of what Gibson has done now or did in the past and no way they'll be convinced to buy one no matter what as far as I am concerned.

    For me, I always buy guitars on the specs and I don't let myself get upset about some BS that happens. The QC 'problems' that I read about I've never come across on any Gibson yet. People can go buy an LTD or Schecter or Dean or whatever other offshore brand but ultimately buying a Gibson was worth it for me. I tried a lot of the copies and all though they can be great guitars, I was still not fully satisfied with them. A good used Gibson is a stellar value and I don't regret buying one ever. If I could do it over, knowing how much I've played it, I would have bought new no problem.
     
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    No more Gibson post ok.

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    Why, you can get a better guitar for the same or less money.
     
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    Probably.

    But if we assume people had their reasons for not buying "before", aren't they entitled to a little more time before they do an about face?

    The damage that had been done to the Gibson name and reputation, cannot be undone in a few months. It could take a decade or two.

    The premise is, that Gibson is changed; maybe transformed. But does this full negate that which may have occurred before? I'm slow to forget when guitar companies mess up badly. Maybe the 2009 I have will have to last for a while.
     
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    Most people on here can and are able to buy whatever guitar they want. A lot of people are annoyed that Gibson is effectively being a bully. We live in an era of almost endless competition among guitar builders, prices are fair, quality is fantastic, and people dont want to see that change.

    I personally have not been able to get along with a Gibson long term, owned a few, always the first guitar out the door for me, but I want them to be successful, and they still make beautiful instruments. I don't want to see them stifle competition.
     
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    Are you guys seriously not picking up any satirical vibes here?
     
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  19. Magnets And Melodies

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    None of that has anything to do with the premise of this post.

    The people disturbed by what's going on with Gibson in the past week (or throughout history) are not enviers. That whole premise is generally wrong.

    The people who are upset enough to make this much noise about Gibson are people that mostly either own or have owned Gibson guitars, have a particular attachment or love of them, and are upset to see the company go so far off course.

    Plus, it's laughable to think that this will take years to recover from. Most people will barely remember this 2 months from now.
     
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