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Old 10-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Question Wow...

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Ele...m/Citation.aspx

Now I always new Gibson guitars were a bit more expensive, but wow, thats the price of my family's car. How is it worth that much, and who would buy it?
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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Look at this:

http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/savegibson/

Now do you (and everyone) understand wtf is up with gibson's prices?
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:01 PM   #3
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That man is EVIL!
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Why do so many guitarists and drummers come here to ask help for their bass players?? Are we that shy in the wild?

Use bait!

Bass player looks nervous!

Use safari ball!

... ... ... !

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Old 10-05-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
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man that's a citation.

that's a full body archtop.

those are expensive. all of them.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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Look at this:

http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/savegibson/

Now do you (and everyone) understand wtf is up with gibson's prices?

That's funny, that group wants to "save Gibson" from the evil CEO that actually saved Gibson in the 80s.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:03 PM   #6
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I know they are expensive, but not that expensive.
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Why do so many guitarists and drummers come here to ask help for their bass players?? Are we that shy in the wild?

Use bait!

Bass player looks nervous!

Use safari ball!

... ... ... !

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:29 PM   #7
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They're rare and collectible- that drives up the price. The amount of hand craftsmanship will also drive up price.

OTOH, a new Somogyi starts at $20k for a base model (I've heard them played- yes, they're worth it) with no frills. If you get one with the top featuring a hand-carved & drilled angel, well...

And I was just reading earlier today about some guitars that used to belong to Jerry Garcia. His will stipulated that they be returned to the luthier who made them for him. That luthier auctioned them off- one went for $750k+, and the other went for $900k+.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:34 PM   #8
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what is the price of the Gibson?
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:35 PM   #9
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Thats still really expensive.
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Use bait!

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Use safari ball!

... ... ... !

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:37 PM   #10
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what is the price of the Gibson?


I saw one recently for just around $19,500.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:40 PM   #11
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If I had $1,000,000, I would spend the first $20,000 on that just to play Smoke on the Water.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:44 PM   #12
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Ah, but would you finish with the Pete Townshend treatment?
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:52 PM   #13
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Ah, but would you finish with the Pete Townshend treatment?

Yes.

Some men just want to watch the world burn.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:48 AM   #14
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On there Website it say $33,000
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:51 AM   #15
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Yes.

Some men just want to watch the world burn.


Ah! Townshend AND Hendrix!
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:55 AM   #16
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On there Website it say $33,000


it will retail for like 15-20k.

that's standard for an archtop.

that's not an electric guitar. It has to be built to be acoustically viable.

have you seen the prices for high end acoustic guitars?
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:59 AM   #17
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On there Website it say $33,000

The one I saw was used.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:14 AM   #19
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Look at the spec sheet- lots of silver plate, gold plate and gold, plus loads of hand engraving, and that's before it had the designation of being in honor of Earl Scruggs...
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