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Default What is Gibson doing? Some of the ugliest Gibson Guitars - 10-21-2009, 03:39 PM

Gibson Guitars is creating some of the most ugliest guitars. I appreciate that they want to continue to pave the way, but c'mon.
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Default Re: What is Gibson doing? Some of the ugliest Gibson Guitars - 10-22-2009, 11:58 AM

They've been really off the rails of late.

They're like the poster child fro corporate greed and stupidity.
  
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Default Re: What is Gibson doing? Some of the ugliest Gibson Guitars - 10-25-2009, 08:04 PM

Anyone know why they moved their Epiphone factory to China from Korea? I'm less than impressed with China made epi's. The Korean made were fantastic.


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Default Re: What is Gibson doing? Some of the ugliest Gibson Guitars - 10-26-2009, 11:19 AM

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Anyone know why they moved their Epiphone factory to China from Korea? I'm less than impressed with China made epi's. The Korean made were fantastic.
What I've heard is that the MIK's were outsourced to existing companies, like Cort, Shine (Saein), etc. Gibson wanted to build it's own factory from the ground up. Cheaper to do so in China.

I haven't played the MIC Epi's, but the scuttlebutt I've heard is that the initial ones were pretty rough but they've been gaining ground rapidly.

I have a MIC Fernandes Ravelle and it's as nice as any MIK anything I've ever played. Fwiw, ymmv.
  
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Default Re: What is Gibson doing? Some of the ugliest Gibson Guitars - 11-19-2009, 01:00 AM

The explorer one is tolerable but other then that burn em all.


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Default Re: What is Gibson doing? Some of the ugliest Gibson Guitars - 11-23-2009, 04:43 PM

Gibson Guitars are now being investigated for "smuggling illegal wood"

My god, what is this company doing?
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