By hi13ts , November 9, in Gibson ES. Sort of an impulse buy to a certain extent. Unfortunately, all their new stock in ebony was completely sold out. After some digging around, the guys found one used at a store in Dallas. Condition was "great", as they marked it, and they took the price down even further. Seemed to be a great deal so I pulled the trigger. Four days later, it arrived at the store and I must say, it was in pretty rough shape.
We now have details on the whole new LP range for the line-up. This is a process where the fretwire is exposed to extreme cold before being installed on the guitars. The whole process supposedly increases the hardiness of the fret wire and decreases the chances of them wearing out as fast as regular frets. You have to wonder if this enhancement is really going to help with sales.
A brand with a pedigree like Gibson's is one to be protected. Their electric guitars, particularly the Les Paul and SG, have exerted a huge influence over all of popular music's forms. Recognizing this, over the last couple of years Gibson has been refocusing on its legacy-generating essential ingredients. But that's not to say there's been no innovation. While Gibson has been intent on nurturing the qualities that gave its guitars their iconic status, subtle tweaks and changes in some models are clearly aimed at modern players.