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Slow Money
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If it didnt need a fucking refret from the factory and sound like it was made from MDF, id be all over it at that price. Those are hot as shit.
 

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If it didnt need a fucking refret from the factory and sound like it was made from MDF, id be all over it at that price. Those are hot as shit.
I know the QC issues are there on the new stuff, but my Gibsons play and sound great. :shrug: No refret needed. Its kinda funny that I also bashed Gibson for the longest time, but I have grown quite attached to mine. The feel, the tone, the sustain are all just amazing. Kinda scary I finally found my "tone" and its mahogany Gibson V's through Mesas. I was originally going to put a Vanzant humbucker in my faded V, but I'm honestly scared to fuck with it because I love the tone as is with the Gibson pickups in it. I'll save the Vanzant for maybe the White V if I end up getting it.
 

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Slow Money
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There are certainly exceptions, but Ill never find a store with ten of those in stock that I can see in person and find that exception :lol:

Les Pauls are another case because most stores DO have a bunch. Silverburst Explorers, not so much.
 

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I know exactly what you're talking about. I have a secret love affair with Gibsons. I had an 81 LP Custom when I was playing in bands and going on my second SG now. I guess they just kinda grow on you. I hope this doesn't mean I'm turning into one of those blues dads, wanking musty chops on a Clapton strat in Guitar Center. No.. I can still appreciate a good BC Rich here and there.

As for that Thunderhorse model, I'd play it, but only pay about a thousand for one.
 

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I know exactly what you're talking about. I have a secret love affair with Gibsons. I had an 81 LP Custom when I was playing in bands and going on my second SG now. I guess they just kinda grow on you. I hope this doesn't mean I'm turning into one of those blues dads, wanking musty chops on a Clapton strat in Guitar Center. No.. I can still appreciate a good BC Rich here and there.

As for that Thunderhorse model, I'd play it, but only pay about a thousand for one.
:agreed: My love affair with Gibsons isn't too secret though. I will be getting one Non Gibson V so I don't come off as a fanboi (also because Hamers pwn too). :lol: But since my Explorer is going back to its original owner :( I will be buying a White Gibson V, and a flame top Hamer V. :metal:
 

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Les Paul Nut
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I Love Les Pauls but from 80's and early 90's
 

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Carvin Crazy
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I think it looks great!
And it's $1670. M.F. price.
A regular Explorer is $1400. M.F. price.
So, it's only a $270 difference.
Which really isn't bad for a signature guitar.
Especially, since Gibson usually jacks the price well above $2000 on signture guitars.

I'm sure if you went through a local dealer you could score it for less than M.F. .

When I bought my '07 Explorer Pro, M.F. wanted $1200.
I got it for $899 new from one of my local dealers (cream city music).

My explorer pro.



Only thing I wish Gibson would do is come out with a model that has a beveled edge in the body to reach the 22nd fret easier.
 
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