The Gibson Adam Jones (Tool) Sig is here

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  1. MaxOfMetal

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    It depends on the builds at hand, but even the "Masterbuilt" stuff isn't always 100% one guy. A lot of the work is done by the basic wood shop, the paint department, inlay guy, etc.
     
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    Thank you for the clarification, I was not aware that this was a limited production run.
     
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    Yeah, 179 of the VOS and 79 Tom Murphy.

    If I had to guess, we'll probably see a regular Gibson USA model next year. That's often what happens after these Gibson Custom runs.
     
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    Or an Epi version
     
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    It usually goes Custom -> USA or USA -> Epi, but anything could happen. Historically they work thier way down the price ladder to maximize profit, so Epi models are the last iteration.

    The ad copy makes it seem like there's more to come, and since these sold FAST they'll probably cook something up quickly.
     
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    When I got in the queue for a dave davidson warrior about 3-4 years back, i had several conversations with my dealer about what the custom shop was doing. In that case, they were making limited runs in small batches through their masterbuilders for the davidson models, phil collen, mick thompson, etc...all with MSRPs in the 5-6K range. The common factor was they were all advertised and stamped as coming out of the custom shop. All the promotional pictures of the loomis model show a custom shop logo stamped on the back of the headstock, so it's likely a similar game plan. I did go back and check the website and it doesn't say "limited edition", but they are still taking preorders over a year after the announcement, so my guess is it's a similar process as the limited runs.
     
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    Jackson is just so far behind across the board, hence the big price bump recently. It was that or close the shop for orders entirely.
     
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    I keep reading about this and I’m really curious as to why. Has demand for USA Jackson’s skyrocketed in the last few years? I bought two mint USA SL1’s off of eBay for like $1200 a pop back in 2013.
     
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    Yes.

    When they switched over to the Selects demand went through the roof.
     
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    I wanted one of these so badly and am kinda glad they sold out immediately, removes any issue for me with overspending. On this one specific item.
     
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    Is anything different about this guitar? Its just a Les Paul with a paint job. Can this guitar do anything a sun burst cant?
     
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    I think you know the answer to this question
     
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    Yup! I do...
     
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    It can't be an Adam Jones silverburst LP replica.

    I don't understand why it's so hard for people to get this.

    The point of it isn't for your regular average joe out guitar shopping to consider one of these. That's like shopping for a Lambo or something as your daily driver to run to the grocery store with. Sure, you can do that if you really want to, but that's not the point of it - a Camry would work just as well, and is within a typical car purchaser's budget.

    It's a luxury collector's item. For collectors. People with money to burn or invest.

    If your first thought is "what does this do that a cheaper guitar can't" then not only have you missed the point entirely, but you're not the target market at all.
     
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    If you're picky about specs, this has a maple neck with a volute, vs a solid mahogany neck.
     
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    I really dont get how any LP can be called a signature model if its just different pups and paint :2c:
     
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    That describes at least 90% of all signature branded gear. :lol:
     
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    I agree it is a collectors item, but the analogy is wrong. It is not like buying a Lambo vs a Camry. It is buying a new Camry made to look like some other guys old Camry.

    That being said I do understand collectors items, I did not realize his original guitar was as ugly as it is. I just looked at the pictures and figured Gibson screwed it all up.
     
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    Pretty much this if the "some other guy" was a huge influence on your life and love of driving.
     
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    Does everyone complain about the other artists with signature/limited run LP's or is it just an Adam Jones thing?
     
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