Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Re: lol @ gibson
He he he.......
I sourced a Natural Finish Explorer for a friend of mine via Gallin's Guitars in Sydney - they had one in their Melbourne store - so they shipped it to Sydney....... trouble is, after all that, no one in the shop thought to plug it in and test it before we turned up - so we get there - plug it in and....... yep, another Lemon - this one didn't work AT ALL!
How much effort would it have taken to simply plug the stupid thing in and try it, even to tune the guitar up before someone who was going to walk in the door and hand over nearly $3K turned up?
They are a joke.
Back in the days when I worked for a Gibson dealer, my H-H guitar needs were, well I can't really say "met", but were carried out by a Custom Shop '57 LP Reissue and an original '64 SG - the LP was chronically untuneable and weighted at least a metric tonne (hence costing close to it's purchase price in phisiotherapy - dang - I can't spell that!!!), and the SG was made of chewing gum and spit, hence could be relied upon to stay in tune for about 30 seconds, but hey, y'know - endorse what you sell etc etc etc.
The instant I left that shop, they disappeared and were replaced with two lovely PRS Custom 22s which are a dream, in every way!
Gibson - Pffftttt!!!!