Over here, we have some big online and mail order music supply houses. One of them, Musician's Friend recently posted "end of the year Gibson Blowout" prices. As I was scrolling through, I noticed that a reverse body Gibson Thunderbird was only $825.00. Normally a $2000.00 bass. Since Musician's Friend also owns Guitar Center, I hunted for a location that had one in stock. There was one location between where I'm working and where I live.
So, I drive down there yesterday (one hour each way), and their website is so overloaded that they can not access it to verify the price I gave them. It was hanging on the wall with a $1500.00 price tag at that time. They take my phone number, and promise to call me today. In the meantime, late Sunday night I am able to read the fine print regarding the sale. "Prices are in effect each day until 1:00pm leading to this Friday."
OK, I get online before I leave for work, and order one with the option to pick it up at the store. I got confirmation today, and made the 1+ hour trek from my hotel. The action is a bit high and it could use an adjustment, but otherwise it's pretty sweet! I've been playing it all night, and it sustains incredibly. The new guitar smell is amazing. I've wanted a Thunderbird for years, and at this price I couldn't resist. I could easily flip it for a profit, but I doubt I would. Maybe, tomorrow night I'll be home, and can plug it in.
Here:s some obligatory eye candy:
That's it for new toys for me. I have far more important things I need to be doing with money lately. I'm defitely going to have to sneak this one in.