Originally Posted by Greg McCoy
The funny thing is that Gibson couldn't even pick the right models to feature "rising above the herd"--put a Black Beauty, an Explorer and a Flying V in there, and they might have had a point. You know, the Gibsons that an actual '80s rock guitarist wanted to play.
Okay, I was an exception--an LPC was my dream guitar when everyone else wanted a Kramer or Charvel.
Originally Posted by Mattayus
Absolutely true. Just before that, Kramer was the one moving big numbers while Gibson and Fender were struggling. I got my first used LPC--a '76 3-pickup natural finish guitar--in 1987 for $300 plus a trade-in of the absolute worst POS Gibson SG ever made (a '72 Deluxe, as I recall). By comparison, I paid $700 for a Kramer Focus 6000 just after that.