Musician's Friend SDOTD January 8

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Davis Sharp, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Gibson M2 Comes in Strawberry Milk (pictured) or Bright Cherry.

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    Ummmmm NO....:facepalm:
     
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    But thank you for posting.
     
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    I was reading the specs, it seems to be a plywood body. It's funny that it has a Nitro paint job, I've heard so many times that Nitro is what drives the price up on Gibsons compared to the cheap poly everyone else uses.
    I love Gibsons but this is what most no name companies would put out for $99.
     
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    John Well-Known Member

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    It looks like a $99 guitar. I personally would have chosen a far different sales strategy. Who knows, stranger things have happened I guess.
     
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    The ad says solid poplar body. But it wouldn't be the first time that someone made a mistake (maybe "plywood" is not in the drop-down menu and "poplar" is the nearest word). I have the same reservations that everyone has about a $299 MIA guitar, just thought I'd mention it in case someone wanted a "real" guitar. :rolleyes:
     
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    Or this for 1/3 of the price.

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    In which to me is a far better looking guitar.
     
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    I'd say ... less bad looking.
     
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    John Well-Known Member

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    lol well said
     
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    This is where I got that info from, GC's website:
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    I don't disagree with the above, but if these were a junior, with, say, a bridge P90, I'd be tempted.
     
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    I really wanted to hate these homage to Norlin models, but I've played a couple and they are pretty good. Hardware is cheap but functional, controls feel cheap but worked fine. The pickups are a little hotter than I like, but not unlike 490s. The aesthetics kill the deal for me, but for you, who knows.
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    The body and neck are made of "tree product" :)
     
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    I love guitars made "tree products" except the fact that it sheds its strings once a year and that pisses me off.
     
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    Maybe next year Gibson will put out a guitar made of MDL :dude:
    King Henry, onward with innovation! :applause:
     
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    Just make a mold, add a truss rod and inject plastic.
    You could cast it with frets in place, now there is innovation.
     
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