"Celebrity" Launches New Guitar Company. You Guessed It.

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  1. Promit

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    I don't know who this is.

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    I have now Googled who this is. Seems like they missed the boat by somewhere around ten to twenty years on this one.
     
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    ..idk

    I mean, raise your hands who here knew-and/or-remembered that this bloke ever EXISTED last month???
     
  3. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    I knew about him, there was a Norman's rare guitar video with him in it. But that's it. Didn't bother to investigate since I'm not into country.

     
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    ^ He'd make a hell of an Elvis impersonator based off of that screenshot
     
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    I was dying laughing the entire time watching that video.

    • “We are selling these direct to you, via the Internet!”
    • From Frank Stallone himself: “I don’t know the dimensions of this neck...” Really? Why not? It’s your company!
    • “We want to do what Amazon has done!” Have they even researched the state of guitar buying in 2019 for a minute?
    • “We have created a company and a website”. Wow! A website! Genius!
     
  6. Mathemagician

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    THANK YOU! Is this any relation to Sylvester Stallone? Because I am not going to waste my time googling some nobody.

    This is a “somebodies only” zone.
     
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    Sly’s brother.
     
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    The early bird price is *more* than the the regular price? That's an uh.. interesting... way to do it
     
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    I could see it working for something that has huge pent-up demand.
    "If you're willing to wait, you can get the normal production run...but if you really really want it now, we'll rush out a batch for those who pay an upcharge" sort of thing.

    I don't see a huge market of people champing at the bit for Frank Stallone to release a made-in-korea, veneered, factory stock pickuped, PRS-alike...when real PRS's from korea aren't much more.
     
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    Yeah I could see it working for something with already a high demand. But for something like this... better to take the kickstarter approach and offer a discount for the early birds to entice people to buy it.
     
  11. A-Branger

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    and PRS shape its actually good. This tiger shap....eeehhh...... NOPE

    it looks like a poorly drawn PRS, and by poorly I mean by a 12yr kid doing it by memory. The horns and proprtions are way too off. Not that its "bad", but its because its trying to resemble PRS and GIbson so much that you are forced to compare the guitars and see they are "different" enough in order to say "they tried" instead of "hey cool shape"
     
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    Yeah really. The only people I see buying these are going to be close friends of Franks, and Sylvesters....who happen to play guitar....and actually wants a guitar to these specs....and are probably only buying it out of sympathy and pity for that matter....

    I'm surprised in the promo he didn't add the "http..." part before when plugging the website. (I actually forgot the video, did he plug a website at all?) Anywho...
     
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  13. spudmunkey

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    Eh, I'm not hating on the shape. There are lots of non-PRS guitars that have a similar but "off" vibe when comparing It to the original, but it's not subjectively "bad" to my eyes. I see a little PRS, a little Hamer, a little Alembic, etc.

    It is every single other thing about this project that confuzzles me. :lol:
     
  14. Ozzfest

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    I think the top looks great tho fwiw.
     
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    You know Frank Stallone is not a good “celebrity” name of the company when the intro video has him braggadociously qualifying himself in the first minute: “I’ve been a professional musician for over 50 years, I’ve been all over the world, and played every kind of guitar there is”.

    I’m especially glad he told us he’s “been all over the world”. Obviously you can’t trust anyone’s musical knowledge and proficiency unless they’ve travelled across the world.
     
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    I seriously doubt he's been all over the world.
     
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    Im kinda am :rofl:

    thats thas ok, everyone got different taste, Im sure there are folks out there who would like it :)
     
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    Boomerbait that will flop because they haven't heard of anything that doesn't say "Fender" "Gibson" or "Marshall" on it
     
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    "mish-mash of scribble"
    ........."dotcom"

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  20. gunshow86de

    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    I'm sure his big brother took him on a few trips. :shrug:

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