The Gibson Adam Jones (Tool) Sig is here

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by HeHasTheJazzHands, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Carl Kolchak

    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

    Messages:
    1,899
    Likes Received:
    775
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Statue of Limitations. ;)
     
  2. BigViolin

    BigViolin JEFF LOOMIS SOLOIST!

    Messages:
    950
    Likes Received:
    933
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2014
    Location:
    Bay Area, Ca.
    Silverburst Epiphones are on sale right now $549.99!
     
    Demiurge likes this.
  3. Demiurge

    Demiurge Intrepid Jackass

    Messages:
    5,156
    Likes Received:
    2,466
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2005
    Location:
    Worcester, MA
    ^Might as well if you want a silverburst that bad, right? It's kind of funny that the 'story' of Adam Jones' own silverburst is that he picked-up an odd duck of a guitar and made it something popular (and expensive). I dunno- the more interesting thing to replicate here isn't the guitar finish but rather the search for an odd duck of one's own.
     
    chipchappy likes this.
  4. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

    Messages:
    2,611
    Likes Received:
    3,520
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Location:
    Australia
    I went away for a while and thought about this - I'm actually not opposed to it being 10k. What shits me is that they are making 79 of them. The ultra-expensive collector thing is fine, maybe limit the number a bit more, otherwise it just comes off as a blatant cash grab. Even if these cost $5k each to make, that's still a tidy 395k someone is pocketing.
     
  5. Hoss632

    Hoss632 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    335
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2020
    Gibson is over priced to begin with when you get into their custom shop and what not. But this is just ridiculous honestly. Nothing about that guitar is worth 10 grand.
     
  6. Spicypickles

    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

    Messages:
    2,790
    Likes Received:
    1,345
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Location:
    Detroit, MI
    It’s worth whatever someone is willing to pay, and given the fact they sold out immediately shows me they’re in fact worth it.
     
  7. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

    Messages:
    3,535
    Likes Received:
    4,228
    Joined:
    May 29, 2012
    Location:
    Halifax, NS
    Tool superfans are utterly buckwild so it doesn't surprise me that they all sold. Well played, Gibson.
     
    73647k, BenjaminW and budda like this.
  8. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

    Messages:
    8,108
    Likes Received:
    2,151
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Location:
    Le Mans, France
    In the world of industry: peanuts. That's 10 people at minimum wage.
     
    Apex1rg7x likes this.
  9. Metal Mortician

    Metal Mortician Ninja Lurker

    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    91
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Location:
    Illinois
    Tool fans will spend obscene amounts of money for scalped tickets any a bottle of Maynard’s personal wine. I’m actually surprised they didn’t ask MORE than 10k for the relic’d custom. I know a few physicians that are huge TOOL fans and would have grabbed one of these without a second thought.

    Given that idea, these are likely investment pieces that will go up un value. Provided Gibson doesn’t take the Slash route and keep releasing new models that dilute the market.

    Original 70’s silverbursts still fetch a pretty penny, especially since Adam came onto the scene, popularizing the model. I’m sure that 79 more on the market didn’t just kill the demand.
     
    slan likes this.
  10. Apex1rg7x

    Apex1rg7x Agent of Chaos

    Messages:
    1,638
    Likes Received:
    590
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Location:
    Sioux Falls, SD
    It's very surprising to me that this is such a hard concept to grasp for some people. Seriously, this guitar wasn't meant for everyone to own. Not even Tool fans I'm sure. It's a limited model and priced where they wanted it to be, and low and behold it sold out in minutes. It's no different than any other super limited artist model they've done in the past.
     
    Wildebeest and technomancer like this.
  11. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

    Messages:
    8,108
    Likes Received:
    2,151
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Location:
    Le Mans, France
    Moreso, the value for those who can afford it is that you can't.
     
    NosralTserrof likes this.
  12. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    27,924
    Likes Received:
    8,027
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    False assumption based on the tendency to assume that people that can afford stuff care what anyone else thinks. Having spent time with people who can actually afford nice stuff and being able to afford some nice stuff myself, most of them don't give a fuck and buy things because they enjoy them.
     
  13. park0496

    park0496 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Location:
    Brookline, MA
    I bought one of the VOS models from zZounds When they randomly listed them the Friday after the launch. It’s a great guitar and I’m enjoying it. I’ve had a couple other LPCs and they’ve all been great!

    look at those new Hendrix models...
     
    technomancer and Apex1rg7x like this.
  14. nikt

    nikt LACS Lover

    Messages:
    2,233
    Likes Received:
    549
    Joined:
    May 22, 2005
    Location:
    Poland,Wroclaw
    Gibson decided to remake the stolen LPCs. Not best info for collectors that received their ordered guitars, but very good news for people that ordered guitars that were stolen.

     
    soliloquy and possumkiller like this.
  15. possumkiller

    possumkiller Square Dance Caller

    Messages:
    5,604
    Likes Received:
    5,098
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Location:
    Danzig
    Good on Gibson for a change. And fuck collectors. They have enough cash to waste on one of these, they have enough to collect something else.
     
    soliloquy likes this.
  16. Dekay82

    Dekay82 I WANT the fret nibs

    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    220
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    New York, NY
    I like the pricetag on the Adam Jones sig. It doubled the value of my 1980 silver burst overnight :fever:
     
    Djentlyman and Wildebeest like this.
  17. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

    Messages:
    12,814
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    I'm still waiting for the Adam Jones Flying V to be officially revealed. And if that gets the Epiphone treatment, I'm in serious trouble.
     
  18. soliloquy

    soliloquy SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    4,923
    Likes Received:
    1,823
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    Location:
    toronto, canada
  19. nikt

    nikt LACS Lover

    Messages:
    2,233
    Likes Received:
    549
    Joined:
    May 22, 2005
    Location:
    Poland,Wroclaw
    You mean Brent Hinds flying V ;)
     
    Dekay82 likes this.
  20. soliloquy

    soliloquy SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    4,923
    Likes Received:
    1,823
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    Location:
    toronto, canada

Share This Page