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Ill be interested to see if they run the company or just use their technology. They're good guitars, I tried one at songbird the other day, really nice tone, full bass, and stay in tune well.
 

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Wow, I did not see that coming! I really thought Garrison were too small to be on Gibson's radar. Oh well, this really doesn't make a difference to me since every Garrison I have played has been lousy: dull, choked, and boxy sounding.

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I never played a Garrison, but quite frankly, I don't see any up side to this transaction for us players. Good for the St. Johns economy though since they say it will create 40 full time jobs. Wonder if Danny will share some of that with his friend Steve.:2guns:
 

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Peeled a Garrison GGC-50 off the wall a few weeks ago at Connors. If I was in the market for another acoustic guitar, I would have no problem considering that one.

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Ho Hum

Garrisons have been pretty disappointing guitars. I couldn't see myself with one. But I thought it was neat that they were a Canadian success story.
However, I suspect that Gibson, like most big corporations, will move the technology and the jobs to Nashville within a few years. They did it when they bought Flatiron and they'll do it to Garrison.
 

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At least they didn't buy Godin. That would be a real shock and disappointment. The next guitar I buy a guitar I will seriously be considering a Godin (got a craving for p90s!)

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Garrisons have been pretty disappointing guitars. I couldn't see myself with one. But I thought it was neat that they were a Canadian success story.
However, I suspect that Gibson, like most big corporations, will move the technology and the jobs to Nashville within a few years. They did it when they bought Flatiron and they'll do it to Garrison.
Do you think they're keep the tech or just bury it?

I'm still a bit bitter from trying to support 27 computers that were running Vision when Gibson bought it and then ceased all support of it.
 

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The reports I've read have been saying that the factory in Newfoundland will be expanded by about 40 workers, and that it will be producing a new line midrange line of Gibson guitars, which I think will be using the Garrison tech (dunno if that would be just the top or the full frame version...).

I doubt Chris is rich yet.... I was also reading Garrison guitars still owes a pretty penny to Newfoundland for the swell factory they built them. Lets hope Gibson doesn't drop the ball on this one....

I think Gibson went after Garrison as early as they did for the production potential of the frame, glue a bunch of CNC'ed parts onto it, sand/spray/sand, done (obviously a little oversimplified... but). Now... slap a gibson logo on the 'stock and you've got some real potential for a good turn around
 

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Which is, of course, what Gibson's most concerned about these days.

All hail the almighty dollar.

In the wake of all this, has anybody else noticed that nobody's got their Garrison on craigslist anymore? I was looking for one, but for the prices these people are asking, I'll just buy a Larrivee.
 

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That's sad. I've never forgiven Gibson for buying the Dobro name, and not using it on their resonator guitars, while forbidding anyone else from using it.
 

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I know this is an old post but I have an update , I have seen and played Gibson acoustics yes Gibson brand acoustics that say Made In Canada on their inner label , they have just arrived at Long and Mcquade and are in their latest flyer/booklet , they don't appear to have the plastic bracing of a Garrison but I am not positive on this detail, they sound pretty good and are priced from $899.00 to I think it was $1199.00 . So now I guess we know what Gibson had in mind when they bought Garrison guitars , it still seems funny though seeing the made in Canada on the label of a Gibson guitar .
 

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I know this is an old post but I have an update , I have seen and played Gibson acoustics yes Gibson brand acoustics that say Made In Canada on their inner label , they have just arrived at Long and Mcquade and are in their latest flyer/booklet , they don't appear to have the plastic bracing of a Garrison but I am not positive on this detail, they sound pretty good and are priced from $899.00 to I think it was $1199.00 . So now I guess we know what Gibson had in mind when they bought Garrison guitars , it still seems funny though seeing the made in Canada on the label of a Gibson guitar .

Which model was $899? I wonder if the models will even be the same or the quality. I wonder if the the previous owner of Garrison continues to build them with the same quality. I remember the flagship dreadnought (the D50 I think) was around $1,600 and was a very nice guitar. I seriously considered it before buying the Martin HD28
 
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