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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by moosie, Dec 4, 2017.
Ah, she's so purty. I like the shading up on the ears.
The saddles that I bought have a similar base part number (3003) to the non-wire ABR1 saddles that Advance Music Products (the company that supplies Gibson with the bridge on these guitars- The parent company name- Advanced Plating- is on the underside of the bridge) makes. I believe they made these saddles as well.
Their catalog is available online and appears to contain all of the hardware on these guitars.
The ones that didn't fit are OEM Advanced Plating non-wire ABR, from a 2012 ES-335. Might be chrome not nickel plated? I can't tell the difference sometimes. But there's enough plating that some of the sharp edges are rounded, making the saddle a bit larger. It *almost* fit.
I just got a CME email, and they're advertising a bunch of Gibson Acoustic "floor models" now.
Makes me wonder if they're closing all but Nashville, and will focus on LPs, with the occasional semi. Just how bad are things, Henry?
It does make the 10k guitars number a bit more understandable, though. That seemed a high production number for just the Memphis plant.
A ****ING GAWSH DERN *****@#(%#*#@$&(#@(@%$&*&^%*&#$(!!!!!
Dear CME, hold off a couple months, for me, pretty please????
My thoughts exactly, coupled with "don't you guys make 58 VOS Les Pauls, too? I think I heard that you did... Give ya $1600. Cash." Or how bout a Super 400 staple top for $2500?
You both need a J45 guys
And what about you? Don't you need a 175? a 335? both? I'm sure CME will ship to Europe...
same here ...
naa not a 335 but i'd love a 175 59 historic 1 pickup and maybe something slim with p-90's .. obviously ... just in my dreams
yeah ... nice couple ..
Gibson continues their wacky moves... Not coming to NAMM this year.
Is Gibson having problems or are they just going through a transitional period?
Well, they seem to be 'transitioning' quite a bit lately. The problem is that the company is two-faced. It's a wonderful guitar manufacturer, building both current production models that hold with anything, and reissues that will knock your socks off. They've never been better, IMO.
At the same time, the organization is being run by a maniac. If they're truly having problems, as I suspect they are (why else would you risk ruining your brand by dumping a whole year's production at cost?), then it's largely self-inflicted. Henry wants the company to be something else (a lifestyle brand, whatever that means, embracing tech), and we just want to buy guitars. Good guitars, that we can save, stretch a bit, and finally actually afford.
Interesting. Here's hoping he doesn't forget what the bread and butter is otherwise there'll be no brand to go with the lifestyle.
Based on what they have on this Gibson acoustic sale so far this seems to be a real floor model sale. ie actually guitars that they really did have on the floor at CME. And the discounts aren’t nearly what they were for the Memphis factory sale.
I had to send the first one back. But this one is really sweet. Sure, the nut isn't cut right, but whatever. It's pretty perfect otherwise.