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Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:24 am
by Dynamic Mike
I can't seem to buy a Gibson for love nor money. I'm after an L-00 Deluxe & a 50's Les Paul Standard. Everywhere in the UK seems to be out of stock until 7th August. You can get the 60th Anniversary model but they're just silly money.

Re: Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:38 am
by Eddy Deegan
At the risk of being 'that keyboard guy' who's not getting some subtle subtext known only to devotees of the axe, there are a number of Gibsons in stock down the road from me at GAK.

There's only the left hand version of the L-00 deluxe in stock but there are three '50s Les Paul Standards.

Re: Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:47 am
by Music Wolf
I just had a look at GAK and there are no 50's standards in stock.

Supplies may have been disrupted but also guitar sales have risen during lockdown

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53512058

I know that a similar thing has happened to bike sales (my Brother-in-law owns a bike shop). No new stocks until end of the year.

Re: Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:48 am
by BJG145
Eddy Deegan wrote:At the risk of being 'that keyboard guy' who's not getting some subtle subtext known only to devotees of the axe, there are a number of Gibsons in stock down the road from me at GAK.

There's only the left hand version of the L-00 deluxe in stock but there are three '50s Les Paul Standards.

I hope you weren't getting mixed up with the Epiphones Eddy...? Because that wouldn't fix your reputation. ;)

Re: Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:08 am
by blinddrew
I believe that amongst the ivory-tinklers the current favoured description of a guitar is 'an aerial nailed to a plank'... ;)
I'm not sure if the good doctor has added this to the glossary yet though... :)

Re: Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:14 am
by Kwackman
BJG145 wrote:I hope you weren't getting mixed up with the Epiphones Eddy...?

Unless this is private joke....
The links Eddy gave are fine, there are 3 50s Gibson Les Pauls (including a nice one with p90s). There are Epiphones too, but as Mr. D said, those Gibsons are there.

Re: Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:18 am
by desmond
Kwackman wrote:
BJG145 wrote:I hope you weren't getting mixed up with the Epiphones Eddy...?

Unless this is private joke....
The links Eddy gave are fine, there are 3 50s Gibson Les Pauls (including a nice one with p90s). There are Epiphones too, but as Mr. D said, those Gibsons are there.

Same list, just filtered by Gibson only:
https://www.gak.co.uk/Results?q=50%27s% ... son&c=&pt=

None of them are in stock, I don't see these mythical 3 in stock Standards...

Re: Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:19 am
by BJG145
Kwackman wrote:
BJG145 wrote:I hope you weren't getting mixed up with the Epiphones Eddy...?

Unless this is private joke....
The links Eddy gave are fine, there are 3 50s Gibson Les Pauls (including a nice one with p90s). There are Epiphones too, but as Mr. D said, those Gibsons are there.

...yes, but only the Epiphones are in stock.

Re: Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:19 am
by Kwackman
blinddrew wrote:I believe that amongst the ivory-tinklers the current favoured description of a guitar is 'an aerial nailed to a plank'... ;)

I guess it's time to round up a posse with pitch forks and torches......

Re: Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:20 am
by Kwackman
BJG145 wrote:
Kwackman wrote:
BJG145 wrote:I hope you weren't getting mixed up with the Epiphones Eddy...?

Unless this is private joke....
The links Eddy gave are fine, there are 3 50s Gibson Les Pauls (including a nice one with p90s). There are Epiphones too, but as Mr. D said, those Gibsons are there.

...yes, but only the Epiphones are in stock.

Ah, good point! :headbang:

Re: Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:25 am
by Arpangel
I’m a "keyboard guy" and the owner of a lime green Flying V, I have no intention of learning to play it, although I have given it more than a passing glance during lockdown, as far as guitars go I’ve never got to grips with them, they just confound me, they look beautiful, and feel nice, but anything beyond that is.....er....beyond me.

Re: Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:26 am
by Folderol
Kwackman wrote:
blinddrew wrote:I believe that amongst the ivory-tinklers the current favoured description of a guitar is 'an aerial nailed to a plank'... ;)

I guess it's time to round up a posse with pitch forks and torches......
The description is quite wrong really.
A plank has a much cleaner profile :tongue:

Re: Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:47 am
by Hugh Robjohns
blinddrew wrote:I'm not sure if the good doctor has added this to the glossary yet though... :)

PW wouldn't let me.... :lol: :bouncy: :ugeek:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:34 am
by zenguitar
An Aerial nailed to a plank !!! I think you will find that the usual form of attachment is a strap not a nail.

Andy :beamup:

Re: Gibson- Is it a Covid thing?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:30 pm
by ManFromGlass
Arpangel wrote:I’m a "keyboard guy" and the owner of a lime green Flying V, I have no intention of learning to play it, although I have given it more than a passing glance during lockdown, as far as guitars go I’ve never got to grips with them, they just confound me, they look beautiful, and feel nice, but anything beyond that is.....er....beyond me.

Don’t let that get in the way of writing a hit song. It hasn’t prevented others!
Lime green - sounds bizarrely cool!