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Wizard1183

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So what’s being stated by sweetwater is that there will be 50 made with custom shop experience and braz boards fetching $50k. That’s right! $50k! Produced around Oct this yr.

Then they’ll make VOS. versions for cheaper. Produced around Jan 2023 I believe
 

Top Gun

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At $50K, count me out. I'll stick with my 2019 Greenie clone.

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tdarian

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That’s only a roughly $44,000 up charge over a standard R9 to get all the dents in the right place. Nice looking guitars though!
 

axeman565758

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At $50K, count me out. I'll stick with my 2019 Greenie clone.

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I agree 100%. Prior to the M2M program ( yes you could do a "factory order", but) you were limited to some degree. But now, for example, you dont have to pay $20k for a Duane Allman version 1. Simply spec you guitar as you want it. Instruct your selling dealer to request a top to your specs, the neck profile you want and color. You'll be well under $10k. Use the remaining $ to buy a vintage Marshall stack to complete the look........and still have some bucks to take your woman on a weekend getaway....!!!!!
Unless you absolutely, positively have to have that COA that reads _____________(insert the CC model name you want). For me its the look and feel. I don't need any artists name or signature on my guitar
 

Wizard1183

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I agree 100%. Prior to the M2M program ( yes you could do a "factory order", but) you were limited to some degree. But now, for example, you dont have to pay $20k for a Duane Allman version 1. Simply spec you guitar as you want it. Instruct your selling dealer to request a top to your specs, the neck profile you want and color. You'll be well under $10k. Use the remaining $ to buy a vintage Marshall stack to complete the look........and still have some bucks to take your woman on a weekend getaway....!!!!!
Unless you absolutely, positively have to have that COA that reads _____________(insert the CC model name you want). For me its the look and feel. I don't need any artists name or signature on my guitar
I agree. At $20k? I’d probably buy one simply because I’d trade in 2 guitars which would offset the amount I need to buy it and I’d probably pay around $5-6k out of pocket for it. But at $50k? With $50 made? That’s just D.U.M.B!

The 58 KORINA Artisan model one offs were $30k and here you’ll have 50 non artisan; basically a ML with a braz board and you get to go to Gibson CS and meet corporate Gib execs and crap? No thanks.

At $50k it’s going to be quite hard to make profit on these even though they’ll be limited. But supposedly they’re already sold out which I have a hard time believing since they’ve not even announced a thing. Though 50 made I’m guessing it’s elite that bought them if so?
 

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I agree 100%. Prior to the M2M program ( yes you could do a "factory order", but) you were limited to some degree. But now, for example, you dont have to pay $20k for a Duane Allman version 1. Simply spec you guitar as you want it. Instruct your selling dealer to request a top to your specs, the neck profile you want and color. You'll be well under $10k. Use the remaining $ to buy a vintage Marshall stack to complete the look........and still have some bucks to take your woman on a weekend getaway....!!!!!
Unless you absolutely, positively have to have that COA that reads _____________(insert the CC model name you want). For me its the look and feel. I don't need any artists name or signature on my guitar
Darn right big time as the only signature guitars I own are Les Paul's .
 

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There are many people out there with more money than they can chew… for them 50k is not a huge deal.
But yeah that is way too much for me 🤣
 

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There are many people out there with more money than they can chew… for them 50k is not a huge deal.
But yeah that is way too much for me 🤣
But most with more money than can chew, why buy imitation, and not the real deal? Kirk didn’t even pay a million for the damn thing. So in essence they could’ve probably bought it for half a mil. A copy? I can’t see this guitar EVER fetching $100k. It’d take 60yrs and a lot of inflation. But you’re right. Daddy left me an inheritance of $50mil and I’m going on stupid spree. I think I’ll buy a copy of a real Les paul made by Gibson for $50K but I DONT know how to play!
 

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This was posted on Facebook 2days ago. Taken from an instagram post. They look quite nice!
those look pretty sweet!

the closest I will get to that is pictured on my profile banner.
If you right click my banner pic & open in a new page you can see the similarity.

Oh look; here it is. LOL

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Wizard1183

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To Gibson the $50k pricetag is worth it for the headlines alone.

And they'll a
To Gibson the $50k pricetag is worth it for the headlines alone.

And they'll all sell.
Worth it? No! Good for Gibson? Sure! They can redo pearly Gates and sell it for $80k. And all ML R9s will fetch $15-20K and if you can get BRW fingerboards? Auto $30k minimum. Gibby gone make her money! 🤣
 
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