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    Gibson going back to normal prices and specs next year

    It seems the higher-ups at Gibson USA have finally heard the outcry of the guitar playing public over the 2015 model line-up. According to information recently made available, the classic American builder detailed a general lowering of prices for the 2016 models as well as an abandonment of 2015 design changes including the controversial G-Force automatic tuning systems.

    The price points on the 2016 models will be roughly 20-25% lower than 2015, and comparable to the 2014 catalog. The Les Paul Standard is reported to carry a new price of $2799 while a new SG Standard will list for $1199.

    In addition to the price reduction, Gibson is set to ditch such 2015 design updates as the Zero nut, Les Paul commemorative headstock inlay and the installation of automatic tuning machines on every guitar. The available models will be similar to that of 2012 including the reintroduction Faded finish guitars, the Explorer and Flying V Pro.

    It's difficult to say whether this sudden reversal of Gibson evolution will spark a new epoch for the Nashville firm, or if the players who have moved on will stay moved on. For now, we'll be keeping a close eye on how this turn of events will affect prices on used Gibsons here on Reverb.
    Some of them are on ZZsounds right now.

    Gibson 2016 Models

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    This is a good thing, but im still not buying one.

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    ^ probably sarcasm.

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    Hot damn, for $740 this ain't too shabby lookin'

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    Yup the 2016's are showing up, big thead on mylespaul forum.

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    Really? they're not even keeping the adjustable nut? Baby/Bathwater, etc.
    I play bass in a band called Weaponlord.

    I also play bass in a band called Northern Crown.

    I used to play bass in a band called Faethom.

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    Henry J. must have come down from his manic phase.

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