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Kirk H Greeny USA

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I think it’s a brilliant move by Gibson. It’s one of the most iconic Les Paul ever built. It’s up there with Jimmy Page 1&2, Pearly Gates and Marsden’s Beast. To have it as a normal regular USA run is absolutely brilliant and a welcome fan service.
 

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Dear Gibson, please don't fuck with the Jimmy Page or Pearly Gates models. We don't need any more.
Sincerely,
An actual customer with money for guitars.
 

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Dear Gibson, Some people prefer to overpay previous limited run guitars in the used market from Collectors and troglodytes.

Every collector's choice and inspired by series Les Paul was and for the most part, still is, cheaper than the $20k starting price of the KH engraved new "Greeny".

The point of a collector's piece is that not everyone can buy them and those who are lucky to have them can enjoy the experience of exclusivity.

Not flood the market with inferior iterations so everyone and their mothers can dilute the value and pride in ownership.
 
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Every collector's choice and inspired by series Les Paul was and for the most part, still is, cheaper than the $20k starting price of the KH engraved new "Greeny".

The point of a collector's piece is that not everyone can buy them and those who are lucky to have them can enjoy the experience of exclusivity.

Not flood the market with inferior iterations so everyone and their mothers can dilute the value and pride in ownership.
You could buy a KH Greeny for $20k send to Hm for $5k? And get a braz board. It’s have saved you $25k cause other than the braz board what’s the difference between the $20k and $50k?

And $20k is quite excessive for a custom shop guitar that’s NO BETTER AND NO MORE EXCLISIVE than anything else they make. It’s like buying a signed item. It doesn’t matter if it’s actually authentic? It’s still worth the price of same model guitar. Slash, PG or JP could sing the guitar? To me? Not worth $1 extra. Why? Cause they’re regulars just like you and I. Oh they’re famous? So what? We made em famous. It’s like buying a ML heavy aged guitar. Oh it’s got OOP tone. Yea that’s worth $10k right? ?

I wanted a $20k model of KH Greeny. I thought long and hard about it. However without getting to actually play one? I’m not about to lay $20k on a fucking log! Not to mention, in reality the guitar is so small a part of tone? It’s pointless ot spend gobs of money on it. Tone is in the amp and the hands 95%. That other 5% you can’t hear it. And if you took 9 Les paul custom 59s and 1 59 original? There’s not one person on this planet that could pick out 2 out 10 sound clips. The guitar ain’t that much a part of tone like guitarists make it out to be. I mean you don’t need a silverburst to sound like Adam Jones right? ?
 
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I think it’s a brilliant move by Gibson. It’s one of the most iconic Les Paul ever built. It’s up there with Jimmy Page 1&2, Pearly Gates and Marsden’s Beast. To have it as a normal regular USA run is absolutely brilliant and a welcome fan service.
So you’re gonna buy ever model since you missed the boat on the $50k one?
 

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$200 markup for Greenybuckers and a top/finish that kinda-sorta looks like Greeny. This falls in line with most Slash releases, although his marketing reach is more pervasive, I'd wager.

I'm sure core Metallica/KH fans will be takers... not sure about 'heritage' fans of Moore or Greene. They've probably bought the prior iterations from the CS.

It will get interesting once the Greenybucker set can be bought via the Gibson Pickup Shop. People do want the tone but don't necessarily covet a look-alike.
 

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So you’re gonna buy ever model since you missed the boat on the $50k one?
I’m trying to keep my collection lean and I’m not in the market for another LP. I’d be tempted by a Jimmy Page run, but not at the $50k price point and I’m not sure about the neck of a Jimmy Page model. I like the current R9 necks quite a bit. Another tempting one would be another run of Mark Knopfler R8s.

However, I did have a USA Slash that I really liked, but didn’t survive when I last condensed my collection. I’m down to only two LPs, a 60th anniversary R9 and a AAA Standard 50s.

I refuse to pay scalper fee. Those people who buy guitars as an “iNvEsTmEnT” and resell them years later with a huge markup, they’re not getting my money. I couldn’t care less about the investment value of these collectors and I hope Gibson continues to dilute the craziness that we see at certain areas of the used market.

With greenie, they have 3 price points. People often complain about the lack of signature models in the regular USA lineup, which they are including. For years, Gibson can do no right, and the good ol’ days are always a few decades in the past.
 

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Every collector's choice and inspired by series Les Paul was and for the most part, still is, cheaper than the $20k starting price of the KH engraved new "Greeny".

The point of a collector's piece is that not everyone can buy them and those who are lucky to have them can enjoy the experience of exclusivity.

Not flood the market with inferior iterations so everyone and their mothers can dilute the value and pride in ownership.

The jury is still out on CC vs the current 20k models. However, I did hear really good things about those $20k greenies.

They just release a Gibson USA run that is nowhere comparable to CC. These are two different target markets. So I’m failing to comprehend the exclusivity argument.

Are you referring to what happened to the Slash limited edition USA runs of 2018 or so? If so, good! That was getting way out of hand.
 

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I think it’s a brilliant move by Gibson. It’s one of the most iconic Les Paul ever built. It’s up there with Jimmy Page 1&2, Pearly Gates and Marsden’s Beast. To have it as a normal regular USA run is absolutely brilliant and a welcome fan service.
How did Bernie Marsden get more famous than Bloomfield or Mick Taylor?
I had to Google him to find out who he is.
 
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The jury is still out on CC vs the current 20k models. However, I did hear really good things about those $20k greenies.

They just release a Gibson USA run that is nowhere comparable to CC. These are two different target markets. So I’m failing to comprehend the exclusivity argument.

Are you referring to what happened to the Slash limited edition USA runs of 2018 or so? If so, good! That was getting way out of hand.
d say CC1 is subpar in comparison to the 20k and 50k. I see em try to sell for $40k. Really? It’s highly inaccurate and doesn’t even look the part
 
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Edit: I also didn’t intend my list to be comprehensive.

I get it...I wasn't calling you out or anything...
It just seems like Bernie Marsden always pops up in conversations about 'bursts.
It's how I heard of him in the first place.
I wonder if anybody would know who he is if he played a '72 Deluxe.
 
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I get it...I wasn't calling you out or anything...
It just seems like Bernie Marsden always pops up in conversations about 'bursts.
It's how I heard of him in the first place.
I wonder if anybody would know who he is if he played a '72 Deluxe.
Probably not lol
 
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