Gene’s Gibson Deal

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Gene’s Gibson Deal

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Has anyone heard anything regarding the G2 line of instruments that Gene was pimping around the time of the Dubai concert? I haven’t been able to find anything.
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Not a word, I wonder how well the first one sold. I am more interested in the Ace Frehley black Les Paul Custom that was floated last fall. I put a deposit down with Sweetwater for one. The last update I received that it will be released but no details confirmed. That left me wondering if the release would be around the final show with a guest appearance by Ace on few songs to provide more PR than they would get now. If I am Gibson, I would want to do it at the most opportune time. If Ace were not to participate, then they will need to generate their own media buzz.
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Re: Gene’s Gibson Deal

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wjs296 wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:42 am. I am more interested in the Ace Frehley black Les Paul Custom that was floated last fall.


That left me wondering if the release would be around the final show with a guest appearance by Ace on few songs to provide more PR than they would get now.

Your line of thinking makes sense but it’s probably not even possible. If ace was to make and benefit money from a guitar he played at a one off Advertised Kiss “reunion” show,
Don’t you think that the “kiss company”
(“Gene,Paul, Doc, etc.) would want a cut of the sale from every one of those guitars sold?
Less $ for Ace and Gibson too.
Never gonna happen
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I agree, it would certainly be part of any contract and it is very unlikely. My sense is that Gibson might be waiting to see how it all plays out. In the end, they might make 250 and sell them as a limited run. There are enough Ace fans to sell a limited run too and they are mostly older and have the disposable income to pay custom shop prices as we have seen with other models.
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Re: Gene’s Gibson Deal

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Perhaps Gibson was disappointed in the actual Dubai pay per view numbers? Not the exposure (or lack thereof) they expected.