Author Topic: Dire financial situation at Gibson?  (Read 1015 times)

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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2018, 01:30:38 PM »
Prices will skyrocket on the Sonex and Corvus.
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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2018, 02:19:47 PM »
God knows how much a Firebird x will cost!
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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2018, 06:08:56 PM »

 I think any change will be an improvement at this point, hard to se how things could get worse. Henry just needs to go away.

But if Henry goes away we'll never get a bass version of the Firebird X, the Thunderbird X, with robo-tuners of course!

Henry has the solution to his financial problems, announced today: Presenting the Custom Boogie Van Les Pauls.

Okay, who's on board?  :mrgreen:

As our old pal funkycarnivore posted on FB, you could buy the van for less than that.

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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2018, 07:56:02 PM »
I actually thought this was a joke.  I don't even like the three-tone paint scheme very much.  I guess it's okay, but nothing to get excited about.  Certainly nothing to pay more for. 

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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2018, 02:20:56 AM »
Perhaps it is a good thing that the importer for Australia is "non functional".

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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2018, 07:58:04 AM »
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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2018, 08:00:21 AM »
A nice 7200$ CDN after tax where I live. Yah, Gibson is right on the mark there.  LOL

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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2018, 08:20:34 AM »
Does that mean Epiphone goes down with them? Most of their instruments are made in Japan, Korea and China?

And the new Thunderbird Vintage Pros are made in Indonesia!

Maybe Rob needs to start work on an Epiphone Bass Book!
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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2018, 09:24:15 AM »
Boogie Van Les Pauls - obviously a ploy to make up in volume what they loose in discounted pricing.

(Cough, cough...)

They may actually sell one of each color before deciding it's not their salvation.
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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2018, 12:35:10 PM »
Maybe the Indonesian Epi factory boss can go for a management buy-out, then acquire the "Gibson" name once they've corned the market in cheap re-issues... :vader:
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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2018, 02:04:14 PM »
Maybe Rob needs to start work on an Epiphone Bass Book!

That's not a bad idea! There are few Epi's out there that area rarer than their Gibson ancestors: the Epi LP standard.

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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2018, 02:39:20 PM »
The Epi LP Standard is already in the book.  8)

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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2018, 04:00:34 PM »
That reminds me: do you have any left? I didn't have money when it was first printed.

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Re: Dire financial situation at Gibson?
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2018, 04:19:31 PM »
Yes, I still have plenty books to sell.