500 bux for the axe
500 bux for the word "Gibson" on the headstock.
Kinda sad, but I almost feel like a $1000 Epiphone would be of higher quality than a $1000 Gibson.
A little off topic, buy have you guys even checked out Ed Roman guitars in Las Vegas. $1000 bux goes a long ways there.
I used an Epiphone LP as a backup for a while, and I tried a lot of 'em to find what I considered a good one. I felt like they didn't feel as solid, maybe something with the neck joint. Not a small difference, and definitely not a case of "badge engineering".
My advice to anyone would be to pay the extra for the Gibson.
The finish on the BFG is kind of a "whatever" to me. I like the configuration, and it's a pretty good deal.
could it be "Billy F. Gibbons" ? i doubt the reverend would sign off on a piece of crap like this? oops did i say that? i must say i played the gretsch "billy-bo" at music toys and it sure had some serious mojo- i threw some of the same tv jones pickups as he uses on the billy bo into a hamer of mine and now it screeeemzzzzzzzzzz. long live the reverend, gibson not so much... pram