#1
Curious what the thoughts are.

I'm thinking much of that price is the glitz and not the sound... but ... I havent' played it ...so....

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/Super-Jumbo/Gibson-Acoustic/SJ-200-True-Vintage.aspx
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#2
You'd be correct.
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#3
Yea I'm also wondering wheteher a MIA Fender is worth it over a MIM one.
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#4
It probably does sound and feel amazing but Gibson charges a lot for their name.

edit: ^I've seen MIA strats for under $600 used, that's what I'll be getting
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#5
No, not that one but someone'll buy it. I know where there's an accoustic made out of 100 year old Oak Whisky vat timbers and the price is about the same. Entirely hand made and absolutely unique. Can only go one way in value.
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#6
With Gibson you pay a lot for the name. Unless a guitar is vintage I really can't see how the justify their prices.

And I'm also wondering if its worth getting a USA Fender or going Mexican.
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#7
it'll be a rainy day in hell before i buy that guitar, even if i had an extra $1000000000 to spend

it's just not worth the money
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#9
You can listen to the guitar on that web page if you want to hear how she sounds.

As for MIA and MIM strats... well this is the acoustic forum, but I do think that MIA strats are worth the extra.
#10
Everyone's forgotten to mention that nobody sells at MSRP. The cost of that guitar is probably 60%-70% of MSRP for the street price.

Actual selling price would be closer to high 3 grand to low/mid 4 grand. Still very pricey though, but what Gibson isn't?
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#11
I'm dissappointed in gibson acoustics, especally modern ones. My local store has several now, not one less then 2000$'s usd, and not one of them plays better then any old martin or even old gibby I've seen or played there, none of which have ever gone for OVER 2000$ usd.
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#13
I'm not a fan of modern Gibson acoustics either. I mean I think they are really awesome guitars and they are well made and whatnot, I just think that Martin makes a superior sounding guitar.
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I'm not a fan of modern Gibson acoustics either. I mean I think they are really awesome guitars and they are well made and whatnot, I just think that Martin makes a superior sounding guitar.


Very much so. Don't get me wrong, the ones I've played are hellanice, but I side by sided a new gibson retailing for 2200 and a early 70's gibby that was only retailing for 1400 because of some checking on the finsh and some decay with the binding, and there was no comparison even there. Same has happened with martins. I am a bigger fan of martin though
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#15
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in my opinion, no guitar is worth more than £800...

That just means you haven't found a guitar you want badly enough.

The guitar is only worth $6300 to the person who truly desires it. When you get your heart set on the right instrument, financial reasoning takes the backseat.
#16
well have you seen the gibson zodiac, its nearly 10k
here
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-Zodiac-Acoustic-Guitar-532000-i1432943.gc
i want it so badly
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#17
$6000 MSRP is Lowden MSRP territory. ...

I think you all know exactly what I'm gonna say, so I'll just leave it at that.
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well have you seen the gibson zodiac, its nearly 10k
here
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-Zodiac-Acoustic-Guitar-532000-i1432943.gc
i want it so badly


10k for a acoustic is just a complete waste of money, i'm sorry but it just is, cheape guitars(way below 10k) sound just as good if not better. more money dosent guatrentee better sound, most of the time.
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$6000 MSRP is Lowden MSRP territory. ...

I think you all know exactly what I'm gonna say, so I'll just leave it at that.

At least you aren't Silverstein going on and on about Breedloves

I give him way too much crap for being a fanboy

Anyways, on topic, I agree with cap on this one. I've seen some Lowdens......

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#21
You can get an actual 40s Gibson for that kind of price. If it is 'worth' that, that's just stupid
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#22
There's a huge difference in sound between (most) $600 - $800 acoustics, and jumping to a $1500 -$2000 or even $2500.

So.. would that $1500 to $2500 be the sweet spot on sound then...? after that, you should only pay more as long as you understand you are paying for "dressing" or anique value or some other commodity that isn't sound?
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There's a huge difference in sound between (most) $600 - $800 acoustics, and jumping to a $1500 -$2000 or even $2500.

So.. would that $1500 to $2500 be the sweet spot on sound then...? after that, you should only pay more as long as you understand you are paying for "dressing" or anique value or some other commodity that isn't sound?

Chris Thile would disagree. There are hundreds of slight nuances to every single guitar that just can't be reproduced. When you find the one you want, cost is no longer an issue. You're essentially paying to assure that you will own it for the rest of your days.
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Chris Thile would disagree. There are hundreds of slight nuances to every single guitar that just can't be reproduced. When you find the one you want, cost is no longer an issue. You're essentially paying to assure that you will own it for the rest of your days.

Hey, I had a conversation with Chris Thile. He's a really friendly guy (and one of the most talented musicians alive).
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Hey, I had a conversation with Chris Thile. He's a really friendly guy (and one of the most talented musicians alive).

I've heard nothing but nice things about him. I was merely referring to his legendary quest for his Dudenbostel.
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