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Just got a Gibson email from Guitar Center, pretty funny.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Danomo, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Danomo

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    The email:
     
  3. JayJ

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    I would like to know who would drop $2200 on a purple Les Paul.

    Besides Prince.
     
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    Just got that too, came on here to post it lol. You beat me to it!
     
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    Cripes, I am so glad I am a Fender man. You all can complain about this or that regarding Fender, but they have yet to come up with something this stupid.
     
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    COLLECTORS: TOTAL AVAILABLE QUANTITY IN THE UNITED STATES

    Description Qty
    LP Classic 2015 SR Fireburst 30
    LP Classic 2015 SR Heritage Cherry Sunburst 72
    LP Classic 2015 SR Seafoam Green 250
    LP Classic 2015 SR Vintage Sunburst 72
    LP Standard Premium Quilt 2015 SR Honeyburst Perimeter Candy 18
    LP Standard Premium Quilt 2015 SR Ocean Water Perimeter Candy 11
    LP Standard 2015 SR Transparent Amber Cherry Back Candy 42
    LP Standard 2015 SR Heritage Cherry Sunburst Candy 78
    LP Standard 2015 SR Tobacco Sunburst Candy 60
    LP Standard 2015 SR Wine Red Candy 48
    LP Standard 2015 SR Honeyburst Perimeter Candy 41
    LP Studio 2015 SR Desert Burst 298
    LP Studio 2015 SR Manhattan Midnight 350
    LP Studio 2015 SR Wine Red 291
    LP Traditional 2015 SR Heritage Cherry Sunburst 202
    LP Traditional 2015 SR Honeyburst 48
    LP Traditional 2015 SR Ocean Blue 148
    LP Traditional 2015 SR Placid Purple 29
    LP Traditional 2015 SR Tobacco Sunburst 12.



    Collectors???? Aren't collectors usually interested in the scarce and rare?

    Unless my count is off that list shows 424 LP Classics, 298 LP Stds, 939 LP Studios, and 439 LP Traditionals. That's 2100 in all! Not much there to motivate any collector to buy based on a very limited supply is there?

    That seems like a whole hell of a lot of unsold LPs to me.
     
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    I would.
    I'm just $2,000 shy of the asking price.
    Purple's cool!
     
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    What do you mean, $2200? It's only $2199.99! Most people are saying "$2100! What a bargain!"

    "All them thar gee-tars be outta me price range!"
     
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    ...not that I want a Les Paul, mind you. They are nice - if someone else is playing (and paying for) them... :D
     
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    So these are last LPs without robo tuners?

    At least until the obvious announcement:

    Back By Popular Demand!!! Original spec LP's starting at $3000.
     
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    Soooo, let's see.

    Where I went grade school 2100 Les Paul guitars at an average retail of 2k is
    $420,00.00 at retail. So with a 30% markup, them boys are sittin' on at least $300,00.00 worth of old Les Pauls.

    Must be about time for a sale.

    BOGO?

    Trade in special?

    Coupons?

    Time to spam the ones in the cargo shorts!

    Wait, I just checked and I didn't get my spam!

    Hey man where is my spam?

    I'm even wearing my shorts today.

    How can I sneer if I don't get the e-mail.
    What a rook!
     
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    My thoughts exactly from the start.

    You know GC's been watching the guitar boards and seeing all the complaints about tuners and came up with this. It'll probably be more like Gibson cuts a deal with GC to be their exclusive "classic" supplier.
     
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    I thought all of the 2015's had those crazy robo tuners?
     
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    Ahhh... It's the "sprint" run :lol:

     
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    Not sure whether all 2015 will use the "New Coke" recipe or if there are some being still produced using "Original Coke" recipe. One thing's for sure...you haven't seen the last of "Original Coke" production. Only unknown is how long before they sober up....

    I don't play LPs so I'm above it all...:lol:
     
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    Maybe this is all some new-coke type of marketing strategy intended to boost sales of old-coke (in this case regular tuners) when they make a big thing of bringing it back? (Or more likely Gibson just take too many stupid ideas way too seriously)
     
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    The ad I got at the same time as the other posters was for " Rare Limited-Edition Les Pauls With Classic Specs, GIBSON USA SR SERIES LES PAUL."

    I Goggled "SR" and found it was a Studio and a "Sprint Run."

    What is a Sprint Run? A short run of a model?
     
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    Only 2100 left: all with a unique serial number! Thes can't last long...


    Why i'm not a Gibson man... ;)

    (but if any of you want me to look after yours... :D)
     
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    Sprint to get them before they're gone, I'm sure ;)

    The "sprint" text is right from GC's site, all four models have the same first paragraph.
     
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    I bought my 2014 LP when they were discounting them pretty heavily to make room for the 2015s. Guess I scored twice on that one...
     
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