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The 2017 Les Paul Standard "Painted-Over" Series

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by CFFF, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. CFFF

    CFFF Tele-Meister

    Oct 31, 2016

  2. Vespa_One

    Vespa_One Tele-Holic

    Feb 14, 2017
    I see great value for money here. At that price I'll take two!
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  3. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 14, 2012
    London, UK
    Seriously, what do the people at Gibson smoke before deciding on their prices?

  4. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 5, 2017
    So let me get this straight. It's *more* money because it's made to look like a vintage gold-top that, were it real, would be worth *less* money because someone sprayed it over in black? Uh huh.
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  5. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 5, 2017
    I think it works like this:
    Two zeros added to the number if the dart hits the outer ring; three if it hits the inner ring. Single digit numbers are adjusted by an additional zero. Ta da! Gibson's pricing strategy!
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  6. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    Gibson with cloned Fender Custom Shop treatment.

    They forgot to beat up the case and put a Guitar Aficionado sticker on it.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2017

  7. cdwillis

    cdwillis Tele-Meister

    Jan 20, 2010
    Bloomington, IN
    That Kerry green over darkburst makes me want to puke.

    What is wrong with the people running Gibson? Year after year it just gets worse.

  8. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I always wonder what the big G will come out with next.
    Still wondering.
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  9. paratus

    paratus Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Michigan, hey, its only $6k.
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  10. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal
    But, they're only six thousand dollars to start.
    Wonder where they finish?

  11. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    This is reflecting the conundrum that happens when you have a set neck.

  12. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Friend of Leo's

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    Talk about tone suck. Multiple coats of paint.

  13. IronSchef

    IronSchef Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

    yuk!! :eek:

    I do think I have seen more convincing "relics" done by complete amateurs

  14. SamIV

    SamIV Tele-Meister

    May 14, 2011
    South Louisiana

  15. Kojer

    Kojer Tele-Meister

    Sep 11, 2015
    Manila, PH
    Nice try gibson guys but no dice!

  16. Despres

    Despres Tele-Holic

    Aug 14, 2012
    Northeast again
    I am sure Gibson will sell those, but they do not really appeal to me.

    Were there really that many Les Pauls that were painted over that they need to recreate them in this way? I can see people re-spraying an ugly piece of wood into a goldtop, or maybe someone spraying a gold top black if they were into that, but I didn't realize poorly repainted Les Pauls were common enough for it to be 'a thing' that people would seek out.

    I am not really a relic guy, but a nice naturally worn looking relic job seems more appealing than imitating a hack paint job. But I'm not going to call Gibson stupid, I'm sure someone is looking at them thinking how cool they are, and it's not like they just make things without any market research or thought (despite what internet forums would suggest).

  17. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Tele-Afflicted

    Why are Gibson prices so high??? The woods? being a set neck? the pickups? the contour tops? or the way it is being built? I really dont understand. Im not a fan of Les Pauls. But their prices really dont appeal to change my mind to pick one up and try it.

    I like relic treatments, I may be the 1% of people who like the relic treatment, ONLY IF it's done tastefully. but I have never seen a beat up Les Paul. Every one I see is always looking great, shiny.

  18. TimothyC

    TimothyC Tele-Afflicted

    May 12, 2016
    I've seen a lot of gibsons these past few weeks with shocking finish flaws, from paint overspray on binding, to binding that stopped short of the body and serious flaws under clear coat. What a great idea to turn that into a feature. Use your weakness as a strength.

    In all seriousness, I think they look cool and I would put money on them playing and sounding incredible. I'm sure there's a target audience for this, and if they make them limited, they may be popular in the some circles. I'm certainly not the target for this product, and seems like a lot of people here aren't, but I'm sure there are people who will like this and I hope that they love em.

  19. CFFF

    CFFF Tele-Meister

    Oct 31, 2016
    Each guitar is a "one-of-a-kind work of art" remember :cool:

    There are usually a good number of collectors who will gladly pay whatever figure Gibson comes up with. An enviable position to be in I guess.

  20. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 16, 2014
    Auburn, California
    I believe yuck is the correct word for this situation. Yuck.

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