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Re: Job Opportunity
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2018, 08:19:36 AM »
It's pretty obvious Henry wants it known that they just want to completely (rhymes with duck) things up... :vader:
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Re: Job Opportunity
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2018, 09:34:56 AM »
Yes, that's true. My point, though, is that if you're planning on buying a nice gift for someone who liked Gibson and you're even prepared to pay a lot if necessary, it can get pretty frustrating to go to a site like MF and find that the lifestyle products are overwhelmingly Fender.

....which is one reason that Fender has hung on as well as it has. I think that company has a better grasp of its marketplace and positioning.

Gibson has traditionally been a high end instrument company with an image to match. That's not a bad thing in today's market where people will pay for perceived value, but I'm surprised they don't do more merchandising around it.
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Re: Job Opportunity
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2018, 10:38:51 AM »
....which is one reason that Fender has hung on as well as it has. I think that company has a better grasp of its marketplace and positioning.

Gibson has traditionally been a high end instrument company with an image to match. That's not a bad thing in today's market where people will pay for perceived value, but I'm surprised they don't do more merchandising around it.
In the real heyday of each of these companies there were a lot more people buying guitars and a lot less quality options too.

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Re: Job Opportunity
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2018, 07:37:22 PM »
....which is one reason that Fender has hung on as well as it has. I think that company has a better grasp of its marketplace and positioning.

Gibson has traditionally been a high end instrument company with an image to match. That's not a bad thing in today's market where people will pay for perceived value, but I'm surprised they don't do more merchandising around it.

Fender has done well.  But its ubiquity can also be a little too much at times.  Like where I live there used to be about six music stores.  After 2008 they all began to gradually close.  I'm sure that was due to a number of factors.  Now there is only one left.  It's downtown and only sells Fender and Squier.  I used to be able to go to music stores and try out any brand of bass I wanted.  Plus, I was constantly meeting people like an old drummer from way back and other interesting people, too.