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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:06 pm    Post subject: Gibson M2 $399 Reply with quote

Now on sale see bottom post


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're $400 w/ gig bag on amazon. Seems like the ideal HH modding platform. Good price, fun colors, crappy hardware and pickups you won't mind swapping out, and the right headstock when all's said and done.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still though, thinking it over, probably not as well made or as good a bargain as something Matsoouku
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dig it! Give me a Citron Green! Set necks too! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEEDS SINGLE COILS
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The green looks rad. Someone play one and let us know if it's as shit as we think.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
NEEDS SINGLE COILS

Yes! And we are back to the good old Melody Maker
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedfish wrote:
I dig it! Give me a Citron Green! Set necks too! Cool

Actually I think it would have been cooler if they looked into their company's history and made it bolt-on.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I dig it! Give me a Citron Green! Set necks too! Cool

Actually I think it would have been cooler if they looked into their company's history and made it bolt-on.


Plenty of inexpensive Epiphone bolt-on Les Paul types already available.

This:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone/Les-Paul-Junior-Special-Electric-Guitar.gc

Or this:


http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone/Les-Paul-Special-I-P90-Electric-Guitar.gc

This is really cool because it's simple, it's American made, and it has that extra work/expense of setting the neck verses bolting it on. It's produced in the same vein as the Melody makers from the 1960's. A budget guitar that still retains some of the cool features of it's more expensive brethren.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^This
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely there's not much extra work for a large manufacturer to set a neck? Shoot some glue and put it in a jig?

This is pretty cool but I'm sorta surprised it exists. Not much info on it, even. And they supposedly won't be sold in stores, just online. I checked Amazon and it looks like it has a maple neck, one which isn't angled, so that's unusual for a Gibson. And it has Epiphone pickups, and what look to be generic unbranded Ping or Gotoh tuners. I dunno, I probably would just buy a used Melody Maker if I were in the market for a cheap Gibson. Or a nice MIJ copy.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dillon wrote:
Surely there's not much extra work for a large manufacturer to set a neck? Shoot some glue and put it in a jig?

This is pretty cool but I'm sorta surprised it exists. Not much info on it, even. And they supposedly won't be sold in stores, just online. I checked Amazon and it looks like it has a maple neck, one which isn't angled, so that's unusual for a Gibson. And it has Epiphone pickups, and what look to be generic unbranded Ping or Gotoh tuners. I dunno, I probably would just buy a used Melody Maker if I were in the market for a cheap Gibson. Or a nice MIJ copy.


Yeah, it's more work. Requires more precision and test fitting. The neck and body require a tenon and mortise joint which requires more cutting and more routing. And then there's gluing and waiting and waiting for the glue to set. You can't go from applying glue to immediately putting strings on the guitar. You can with bolting a neck on a guitar, but not with gluing a neck on. You apply the glue. You apply your clamps and then you wait until it completely sets, then you can move on to the next step. This is time consuming and time=money, so this is very cool to get an American made guitar with this feature at a bargain price.

Here's a video that will allow you to see the extra cuts, routes and work that must be done for the neck and body to fit precisely together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyXOPq1KW4I
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the "teal" colour. It's a lot like their Pelham Blue (a colour that I've been GASing over for ages), but more of a 1950s girly pastel sort of shade. I dig it.

Plus the set neck thing, natch.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm, I knew it's more work, but not really that much? Even with a bolt neck you should still make sure it fits properly, and potentially adjust the angle with a shim. Obviously there's no drying time though. I just wouldn't think that a set neck as a feature is something that would raise the price much. Plenty of cheap set necks out there.

Found these too. I think this is in a different series. More expensive with the beveled top and USA-made pickups. I like the blue one a lot.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang, I really like those


With some nice looking singles (Firebird-style goldfoils for instance) and maybe a plain white scratchy, thi'd be the raddest. Love that skinny headstock.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazon reduced the price to $261

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
Amazon reduced the price to $261



Man, that's just nuts!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn Americans making us islanders jealous with your low low prices...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one complaint I have read in the Amazon customer reviews is that the bridge pulls up on these guitars.

"The bridge of the guitar slipped and now is at a point where the action with a full setup is still high. I went into my local Sam Ash store and inquired if they had similar issues with other S Model Gibsons and they said all of them because they share the same bridge design"


Is the problem with the bridge or because poplar a softer wood than mahogany?
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