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#1 Dave C

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 12:11 PM

Les Paul's seem to have gone up a lot in price. In the UK.



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Posted 26 October 2016 - 12:25 PM

I read an article about the boss at Gibson. Apparently he's a complete tyrant and treats the employees like dirt; concurrent reviews of their products has noted a decrease in quality. If the price has gone up it's likely because they aren't selling like they used to when they were built by people who enjoyed their work. 


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:04 PM

I bought a BFG for £600. Now they seem to be around £1000.



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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:19 PM

Yikes. 


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:25 PM

http://www.ebay.co.u...fMAAOSwFe5Xz2t5


I heard that not as many were being imported to the UK. 



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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:31 PM

That's nice. I like the knobs. 


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:45 PM

I hate the knobs. I thought they were flint stones. I changed mine for normal black ones. It's a good guitar, but i'm not keen on the Burstbucker 3 humbucker. I'm gonna change it for a Dimarzio or a BK.



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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:47 PM

I just bought a Gretsch in a similar design, but sparkly and silver. How do you find the weight? My Gretsch is super light and the pain I feel a Gibson would cause my back prevents me from considering one. 


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:59 PM

The BFG is quite heavy. I've just had my 69 goldtop out, that is very heavy. I have a black studio which is the lightest gibson i've owned. I had another Black studio before which was heavier. I'm not in a band any more, so i'm normally sitting down when i play. 


I've never played a Gretsch. I always think they look very cool.



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Posted 28 October 2016 - 04:53 AM

Yeah, I typically stand when I play at all times. The Gretsch looks cool, despite not *actually* being a hollow body. There is a way more expensive model which looks the same, but has the f holes in a hollow body. It plays well, really light, fast neck, but the bridge is a nonsense collection of detachable metal and screwy bits that raise and lower everything. I didn't know that when I restrung the thing and everything came apart and I'm not entirely sure I put it back together correctly. Either way, it does play. 


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