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#1 2012-06-02 09:44:20

joeyjoeyjoey
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300 dollar Gibson. Too good to be true.

Musicians friend has Gibson melody makers for 299 this week. I aleays think if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. They are  single pickup guitars in 4 body styles. Les Paul, SG, Explorer and Flying V style. Has anyone had any experience with these. Is it a 300 dollar guitar, even if it is a Gibson. Is it too good to be true. It just seems odd that a real Gibson is going cheaper than some epis.It isn`t a stupid deal of the day. Any input will be appreciated


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#2 2012-06-02 16:19:37

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Re: 300 dollar Gibson. Too good to be true.

I would check it out I know they have been having issues with there wood but still Gibson has a quality reputation do you have a link? smile


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#3 2012-06-02 17:36:23

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Re: 300 dollar Gibson. Too good to be true.

The Melody Makers are Gibsons budget lines JJJ. You know the score, get 'em into the brand young. I've not played one and I've not heard of Gibson having any problems with quality over here.

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#4 2012-06-02 19:39:53

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Re: 300 dollar Gibson. Too good to be true.

If it plays good, then you have a good guitar with a Gibson name.


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#5 2012-06-02 23:34:03

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Re: 300 dollar Gibson. Too good to be true.

if you dont like it MF is great about returns also.  No questions asked, they will sell it as B stock after that.


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#6 2012-06-03 22:55:35

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Re: 300 dollar Gibson. Too good to be true.

jjj.,I went and looked at them,they  look like a no  frill guitars,but for that price seems like a good deal.


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#7 2012-06-12 01:33:00

joeyjoeyjoey
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Re: 300 dollar Gibson. Too good to be true.

I went to buy the melody maker tonight.Guitar center was out of them.Now I am back to having 2nd thoughts again. I snoozed,I loozed. I don`t want to buy one without taking it for a test run first. Maybe I will make another attempt. If they had it.It would be too late now and I may have owned it.Then there would be no room for buyers remorse.


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#8 2012-06-12 03:27:19

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Re: 300 dollar Gibson. Too good to be true.

I think if it were me I would let them know you are intersted and too call you when they get some more in.


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#9 2012-06-12 09:29:42

joeyjoeyjoey
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Re: 300 dollar Gibson. Too good to be true.

dino48 wrote:

I think if it were me I would let them know you are intersted and too call you when they get some more in.

Good idea dino.They would have checked another store but I didn`t feel like driving 45 minutes to Natick. It`s not a necessity.Just a nice idea.


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