I'm not quite sure what to think.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by blackspider57, May 9, 2019.

  1. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Age:
    61
    Mar 11, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    I appreciate quality guitars.
    And I understand people have different tastes and budgets.
    But I can not quite wrap my head around this one, as it is merely a Les Paul Jr. with a bunch of "fancy speak' for a price beyond my ability to comprehend.
    Am I missing something?

    Nice? YES!
    $4599.00 nice?
    Not for me.
    And your thoughts are????
    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson...ic-Guitar-Gold-1500000251268.gc?source=4XBACR
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  2. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Age:
    35
    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    $4600 is nothing compared to some other guitars.
     
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  3. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Age:
    51
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    Essentially a new vintage guitar from the custom shop.

    For some people that amount of money is life changing. For others it's like buying a pair of socks.
     
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  4. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    It has the vintage specs and a historical nomenclature. If you ask me, it's a steal at$4599.
    :rolleyes:
     
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  5. jtees4

    jtees4 Squier-Meister

    289
    Jun 7, 2012
    NYish
    And then there is ME....I can afford it, but would never spend that much for a guitar. I have owned many many Gibsons, usually bought used and at good prices, or I don't buy. This used to be known as "cheap", but now when I decide to sell and make a decent profit....I feel pretty good about it.
     
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  6. DJGranite

    DJGranite Squier-holic

    Feb 7, 2012
    maine
    I always prefer the terms, Frugal, or thrifty to cheap. :D
    I'm not cheap, I just want the best value I can get when I spend my money.
    Money comes hard to me.
     
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  7. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Age:
    61
    Mar 11, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    I bought this,
    and a new pair of socks,
    and still have $4514.00 left over :) Screen Shot 2019-05-09 at 4.18.51 PM.png
     
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  8. Paruwi

    Paruwi Squier-Meister

    Age:
    58
    285
    Apr 28, 2019
    Germany
    I will never pay that much $$$$/€€€€ for so little of a guitar

    I don't feel the need to save Gibson or GuitarCenter with my coins
     
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  9. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Age:
    51
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    You spent too much on the socks.
     
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  10. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    History be damned, at that price I'd expect a decent bridge.
     
  11. GeorgeA

    GeorgeA Squier-Meister

    Age:
    52
    144
    Jan 16, 2018
    Thunderbolt GA
    You got 1 more pickup too. lol.
     
  12. oneLOCOman

    oneLOCOman Squier-Nut

    Age:
    64
    983
    Oct 2, 2018
    Missouri
    And here I was tripping over this.:confused:
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  13. Conghaille

    Conghaille Squier-holic

    Jul 12, 2016
    Elsewhere
    Well yeah, sort of...

    A Ford Expedition Platinum starts close to $75k. It's a fine truck. But just saying "well it's not much; there are Bugattis that cost $3 million", but that doesn't change that your talking about house/condo/etc money to buy a Ford.

    I know there are those who enjoy these models, and it could be hand made for all I care (not personally a fan), but it's hard for me to get past that the charm of this kind of instrument is its simplicity. Honestly, custom shop attention on such an instrument seems wasted to me.

    But then, it's just my opinion.
     
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  14. wildelectric

    wildelectric Squier-Nut

    Age:
    41
    576
    Sep 23, 2016
    Western Illinois
    If someone can afford this guitar and would spend that much dough on it, I would suggest getting ahold of me.

    To say there are other, more socially effective directions in which that money could go is a vast understatement. One would also avoid being life-branded a rich idiot by normal people.
     
  15. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Age:
    61
    Mar 11, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    Argyles.
     
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