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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by HeHasTheJazzHands, Oct 27, 2020.
Statue of Limitations.
Silverburst Epiphones are on sale right now $549.99!
^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.
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.
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.
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.
Tool superfans are utterly buckwild so it doesn't surprise me that they all sold. Well played, Gibson.
In the world of industry: peanuts. That's 10 people at minimum wage.
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.
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.
Moreso, the value for those who can afford it is that you can't.
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.
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...
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.
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.
I like the pricetag on the Adam Jones sig. It doubled the value of my 1980 silver burst overnight
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.
so...epiphone is getting its own spin of the Adam Jones sig
You mean Brent Hinds flying V