So if they dont try anything new, they are living on their history and are bagged on for not doing anything new, but if they trys omething new they are "becomming increasinglyknown for their stupidity". What do they have to do to win with you guys, besides start painting their guitars pink?
Cid, if they'd simply send a guitar to Australia that was actually playable out of the box, I'd revise my opinion considerably. By the way, I play a Parker Fly for a large part of my live playing stuff, so I'm not adverse to new stuff, but geeze, stuff that works would be nice, rather than daft gimmicks (which I also add the Strat VG or whatever it's called, along with Gibson's ahh, erm, HDXPro whatever it's called Digital guitar) - y'know, a Les Paul with a decent bridge that didn't have all those little rattly bits, a decent fret job, good upper fret access, decent nut, straight string pull, locking tuners etc.... oh, hang on, that's a PRS Custom 22 I'm describing......
I really don't have an issue with the vintage thing - heck - I played a '63 Strat for years, but if a company is going to try something new, at least make it a useable improvement, rather than a gimmick - the self tuning system Page had on his Les Paul cost over $3000 installed - that was more than the guitar itself was worth at the time! It's just a bit rich for Gibson to pimp around ads saying "only a Gibson is good enough", then ship a $5295AUD instrument (current RRP on a Les Paul Standard here in Australia) that hasn't had the frets properly levelled and crowned before leaving the factory! Crikeys - get the basic bits right first - please!