- Aug 11, 2019
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ok somebody feel me in. what the hell are these things?
Where did you see that price? That's not what they sold for back then, and the link above even states what they were listed at release per Gibson.Sounds like a type of fiberglass.
Wow $750 in 1981. No wonder noboby bought them.
Your friends were right! I bought one off CL many years ago and it was a horrible guitar. Everything that could be done wrong was done wrong. The pickups were anemic and the sound brittle. The body was too heavy and the guitar unbalanced. The neck was terrible. It had a few unusual tone options, as I recollect. I kept it about six months and then sold it. Truly an awful guitar. If you've ever read Steve Martin's essay about the Cruel Shoes, you'll understand that this was the Cruel Guitar.I recall my friends and I laughing at those when they came out. Don't know anyone who ever bought one.
jeff dont miss shit guys.Where did you see that price? That's not what they sold for back then, and the link above even states what they were listed at release per Gibson.
Edit- OK I see that is for an Artisan model. That was not your everyday Sonex, just like Artisan Les Paul's and other models. They were much more expensive than standards, customs, etc.
Gibson showed the world that these guitars were crap too, lucky for Sonex - it survived the wrath of a bulldozer.
I wish that were true.jeff dont miss shit guys.
Sonex didn't make the cut for the bulldozer . The Firebird X did . What a waste , like Gibson couldn't donate them to poor inner city schools music programs ? Maybe build future sales from kids picking up the instrument and taking lessons and then wanting to buy a proper Gibson ?Gibson showed the world that these guitars were crap too, lucky for Sonex - it survived the wrath of a bulldozer.
Its okay man as we all have our favorites and preferences . I probably would have been offended if I had a financial stake or skin in the game as I don't it's all goodi hate to say it but the guitars ive hated most were made by Gibson at some point.
well 99% of them. none of which were les pauls.