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Few thoughts to parse this:
- I don't care what Gibson does, or any other replica maker for that matter...they are not original bursts and will never be the same. You can make a perfect fake of an old painting...but it's still a fake. Period.
- They can still make a great guitar and I've...
I have a VOS Murphy Lab 335 (UL aged). It's like a brand new finish, but with some checking.
If I had to be picky, perhaps the finish isn't buffed to perfection, but it definitely doesn't have any junk on it.
I had a 63 until recently. And I have a friend with many dots and block necks from the 50s and early 60s.
The Throbaks made it far closer to vintage. There is a still a "new guitar" feel to the new ones. I'm a firm believer that when a semi-hollow gets 60 years of vibration on it, it...
Lightly aged '59 ES335. Incredibly well made. Probably the best fit/finish of any Gibson I've ever bought, with the best pots I've ever seen this side of vintage.
I did swap out the pickups pretty quickly for Throbaks, because I wanted a more vintage sound, and the stock ones were far too...
It's a useful as an anonymous post on a guitar forum from someone who just appeared. ;)
I'm teasing. You sound like you know have some important knowledge. Everyone's excited to see how this plays out.
EDIT: Thanks for the private message. I figured you might now a thing or three. ;)
You need to take an economics class. A marketing class would also help.
Do you think Air Jordans cost 10x the amount to construct them than a cheap pair of Nikes?
Do you think luxury cars cost of development is proportionally the same as cheaper cars?
What do these luxury products have...