The Gibson Adam Jones (Tool) Sig is here

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  1. mikernaut

    mikernaut pixel pusher

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    Hmmm maybe I'll spray paint a burst over my all silver '83 LPC and list it as a Adam Jones for $12k LOLOLOL
     
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    And to think I laughed at the shop owner when he tried to sell me a 73 LPC for $750 and told him he'd never get rid of that thing because nobody would pay that much for 70s garbage and pre-CBS is where it's at...
     
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  4. MaxOfMetal

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    That's how the Norlin bursts were. They were known to be shitty, it's just that's what this guitar is a recreation of.

    They're basically reproducing something from just about the most loathed time period in Gibson history that they weren't owned by Henry J. :lol:

    I haven't taken the time to look at a ton of pictures of the original, but it looks identical, which is sort of the point of these super exact 1:1 builds.

    The one on the left is the VOS, the one on the right is the Tom Murphy.
     
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    ‘I’m not sure which is worse this or the price of a Jeff Loomis sig.
     
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    This is such an odd conversation to have when people will pay an absolute fortune for a 1:1 Frankenstrat. I mean people pay money for electronics not to work, random currency to be affixed, and shoddy craftsmanship. Gibsons have some of the highest resale values for both production and CS. Just look at the resale for LP Customs and Standards. These are obviously marketed toward a niche, diehard audience. Obviously if Adam Jones' LP had an uncentered burst, they are going to pay a fortune to have the same. If you want a perfectly centered burst, this guitar has been reissued or everyone is more than welcome to buy a Custom and have it refinished.
     
  7. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Folks on here just don't understand collectable guitars.....but will have no problem buying rooms full of $2k+ guitars they only play ever so often, which is sort of collecting as well. :lol:
     
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  8. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    What Max said. For comparison here's more of Adam's personal guitars and uh... Yeah they aren't pretty

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    Exactly. These guitars will likely never be worth a cent less than what they paid for them.
     
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    Neither is a production guitar and they will be coming out of their respective custom shops in limited quantity. There's going to be a premium on releases like these from just about anybody.
     
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    Is the loomis sig a limited master build? I was under the impression it was just a new artist model like the other Jackson endorsed people.
     
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    Never heard anything about the JL sig being limited either. Only things that are similar is they're both made in their brand's custom shops.
     
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    Yeah, from what I read on other threads on this site, the "Custom shop" for Jackson has two branches where the production models are a tier below (so to speak) from the master builds most of us "normal people" can't access regularly.
     
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    Not really. It's all the same people and equipment in the same building, it's just the options available that are different.
     
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    Interesting! So a "master" builder also builds the regular mass produced USA ones us normies buy?
     
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    I have been a huge Tool fan since the early nineties and these just don’t do it for me. I get that they are replicas of his guitars but for this money I would rather get a small pile of nicer, more beautiful guitars.
     
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    Is the one with the mirror on Reverb a real one? That relicing looks terrible.
     
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    I don't see these moving a lot of product at that price, but an Epi version would allow a lot of younger, less affluent consumers into the fold, and in turn, they may turn a lot more product as a result.
     
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    Both are sold out.

    That's 258 guitars in less than 24 hours. Total retail sales of $1,864,000.

    That would be over 2,600 Epi LPCs.
     

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