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Still extremely happy with my Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=6125.msg123696#msg123696
It was built during the Rick Gembar era at the Custom shop

Sad those days are over
https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?posts/24367020/
Gibson Net income
2012 $1.1B
2013 $-3.4B (that's minus)
2014 $-2.4B
2015 $-15.6B (right, MINUS 15.6 BILLION, I'm guessing it's the robot crap)
2016 $-1.8B


http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?205115-The-absolute-end-of-an-era-Rick-Gembar-is-no-longer-with-Gibson
http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/what-is-going-on-at-gibson.387170/
https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/a-modern-history-of-the-gibson-custom-shop-1
https://www.reddit.com/r/Guitar/comments/okonw/til_gibson_disguises_a_050_capacitor_in_order_to/





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http://www.hoovers.com/company-information/cs/revenue-financial.gibson_brands_inc.b1826f5356393af3.html


IMHO  - Gibsons $$ problems and poor net income are in large part due to  Henry J's buying spree spending habits.
He has the ultimate G.A.S.

While we all know he bought Steinberger and Opcode systems and Kramer guitars and Valley Arts guitars and killed those brands

He was using Gibson guitar manufacturing profits to finance purchasing non guitar related companies : Baldwin piano Wurlitzer jukeboxes, Cakewalk, Onkyo (Pioneer), Stanton, Cerwin Vega, Tascam (TEAC), Phillips Electronics, KRK , the Universal Ampitheater) - to pursue his "LifeStyle Brand" goals.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_Guitar_Corporation


He  purchased harmony-central a few years back to manage the online  Forum Content ,

remember Gibson is no longer just a guitar company - it's Gibson Brands - and those net profit losses reflect a lot of non-Guitar related negative cash flow

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And throwing millions $$ away on R&D for Auto Tuners few folks want
https://www.tronicaltune.com/about-us

The issue is his "cash cow" ( the Gibson Les Paul) sales have declined  -in large part due to Slash and GnR ( or suitable equivalent popular act playing Les Paul's )not being as popular on the Billboard charts , the high $$$ Gibson dealer "buy in" terms and rising costs for the desirable New LP models priced more than a grand piano, and larger market competition from Used Gibson Guitars in effective global used gear marketing channels that never existed decades ago (Reverb, Ebay, Cragslist).


And "new" Gibson being blown out below Dealer cost
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Excellent resource for Gibson Les Pauls
http://www.gibsontraditional.com/
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