Small dealer program coming soon !!!!
Posted 09 October 2010 - 04:38 PM
This program will be offered very soon through the Gear and Accessories division with shipments taking place in time for the Christmas selling season. The program will start with a few retailers and build gradually throughout the world.
Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:20 PM
2010 Traditional DB LP - Super Distortions
2007 Epi Standard LP - Tone Zone / Air Norton
2008 Jackson RR24M
2010 Taylor 214CE-G
2009 Warmoth Soloist
Others: Dean ML, Kramer, Ibanez RG350, Fender Strat
Marshall DSL 100 - 1960BV
Posted 12 October 2010 - 12:57 PM
1966 335 Gibson
1994 Les Paul Studio
1995 Nighthawk standard, 3 pickup with Floyd Rose
2005 Gibson Custom Koa 12 String
2005 Epiphone Masterbuilt Acoustic
1974 Guild Starfire VI
1991 Fender Stratocaster
2004 Fender Telecaster
2005 Fender SRV Stratocaster
2006 Gretsch White Falcon
2006 Gretsch Nashville doubleneck
2007 Gretsch Chet Atkins
1998 Tacoma JKC-50
2003 Musicman 5 string Stingray
Posted 12 October 2010 - 04:38 PM
Scott...check out this application to become a dealer...
Posted 13 October 2010 - 08:33 AM
Not really any #1 US guitar company--they are all wollowing in medocrity-Gibson appears to be trying to get back on track-Hopefully others will follow-
We as consumers need to quit settling and accepting what these companies are trying to pass off as "good for the money" or the best you can get at that price point"
Here is a novel idea. How about all the US guitar companies actually try to make the best that is possible of each model that they make?
I haven't seen brand new Gibsons since the plant was re-worked. I saw what was coming down the pike before and wasn't impressed anymore. I have been hearing good things and hopefully Gibson will stand by their pledge to make the best guitars possible, make them available to their customers, bot established and new and those that have yet to realize they want a Gibson-
I hope that all brick and mortor stares that have a real desire to sell the Gibson product line get the opportunity to do so. I also hope these stores realize they have been given an opportunity to stock a line that is most desirable and they don't screw it up by selling them out the back door for 10% over cost-
I hope Gibson doesn't think that if we cut our buy in by half that they are offering up a grand deal--That is still too much for a small store-
I will tell you this. If I were to open a store today, it would be my goal to sell as much Gibson, Fender, Messa, Marshall ect.. as humanly possible but I would also realize that it takes time to build a client base and to build real wealth in your business.
I hope that by offering this program Henry and Company grow Gibson 10 fold. I hope Gibson becomes an even bigger financial success than they have been lately. I also hope that all of the music stores that take advantage of this new program are able to make a pile of money. But most importantly, I hope that the customers are able to see all that is out there as far as Gibson products. I want to be able to get my hands on each and every model of Gibson guitars that I may be interested in. I hope the retailer and the manufacturer are able to get the sort of relationship they had many years ago.
Several years ago when I was looking for a Les Paul Double Cut Standard I spent two years looking for one, the right one. I couldn't even find the wrong one anywhere in Indiana. I hope Gibson sees to it that their customers or potential customers don't have to go through what I did.
Great Job so Far Henry--Keep it up-
- Mark Twain's Notebook
Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:48 AM
Here in Central and west central Indiana, I do not know of one single small dealer in any new Gibson Program--
What is the status of this program--Of course, small dealer might mean 4000 sq ft dealer with only 100 guitars in stock--
I know of at least 2 Guitar Center stores that are barely stocking any Gibsons--By Barely I mean this-There are more Gibsons in my house, than their store--
I would think a small army of new, smaller stores would help this situation--
- Mark Twain's Notebook
Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:23 AM
Although, having never been to The States, I wouldn't know, but you paint a pretty good picture.
I know that Gibson are not alone in this current/recent economic downturn and have had their fair share of bad luck, but don't you just get the feeling that they're not trying to help themselves?? Maybe they can't see the wood for the trees, but I reckon I could help with my Sales & Marketing background... it would help if the CEO logged in once in a while! ;-)
AH well, you can't teach a pig to play the piano!