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Title: Canadian made GIBSON?
Post by: Mikeymac on June 09, 2017, 11:32:13 PM
Since when did Gibson make guitars in Canada?

https://reverb.com/item/5349797-left-handed-gibson-dsr-canadian-made-acoustic-guitar

Also note - their pic of the back of the headstock shows different tuners than the other pics - very fishy...

 :?


Title: Re: Canadian made GIBSON?
Post by: ducktrapper on June 10, 2017, 12:40:29 AM
There was Garrison. Made in Canada and taken over by Gibson. There's this so I guess there's something to it. 


Title: Re: Canadian made GIBSON?
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on June 10, 2017, 01:26:46 AM
There was Garrison. Made in Canada and taken over by Gibson. There's this so I guess there's something to it. 
  :+1:


Title: Re: Canadian made GIBSON?
Post by: mlejeune67 on June 10, 2017, 02:19:18 PM
When Gibson bought Garrison they produced a limited run of guitars out of the old Garrison plant in Newfoundland.  A friend of mine has one.  They are nice guitars.  Other than the tuners it looks legit to me.


Title: Re: Canadian made GIBSON?
Post by: Mikeymac on June 11, 2017, 02:45:36 AM
When Gibson bought Garrison they produced a limited run of guitars out of the old Garrison plant in Newfoundland.  A friend of mine has one.  They are nice guitars.  Other than the tuners it looks legit to me.

That's helpful - thanks. Surprised to see a lefty, though.


Title: Re: Canadian made GIBSON?
Post by: webberink on June 11, 2017, 04:58:21 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrison_Guitars


Title: Re: Canadian made GIBSON?
Post by: headsup on June 11, 2017, 06:18:52 AM
I did't know Gibson bought out Garrison.
 the original Garrison product and hype -for my tastes- was long on talk, short on walk.

The carbon floating bracing system and the not so great quality of the actual guitars ( the ones I've played) seemed to me, a bigger part of a Canadian Government
make work/ grant project to help the folks in Newfoundland gain some element of diversity ( primarily a fishing province) until massive foreign offshore trawlers took all the the fish.

 so the  entire industry and people were unemployed and on welfare.
 Not that it has anything to do with guitars, but really?
 I hope Gibson finds some legs on that deal.....





Title: Re: Canadian made GIBSON?
Post by: rockstar_not on June 11, 2017, 03:09:05 PM
I considered Garrison back in the mid-late 90's, before I bought my Larry.  I had a misguided mindset that modern technology should be able to make anything better; including acoustic guitars.  Earlier that decade I had bought my first acoustic, a korean made Applause; shallow body, after deciding that the used aluminum neck Ovation I was considering made my fretting hand too cold when I was trying it out at the store.

Garrison guitars were dang HEAVY!  Anyone else remember that?


Title: Re: Canadian made GIBSON?
Post by: ducktrapper on June 11, 2017, 10:52:07 PM
I considered Garrison back in the mid-late 90's, before I bought my Larry.  I had a misguided mindset that modern technology should be able to make anything better; including acoustic guitars.  Earlier that decade I had bought my first acoustic, a korean made Applause; shallow body, after deciding that the used aluminum neck Ovation I was considering made my fretting hand too cold when I was trying it out at the store.

Garrison guitars were dang HEAVY!  Anyone else remember that?

Managed to play three of them. Two of kind of totally sucked and sounded weird, to boot. The third and most expensive, played and sounded alright but weighed about a tonne, it seemed. Didn't like them, although like you, I wanted to.   


Title: Re: Canadian made GIBSON?
Post by: rockstar_not on June 12, 2017, 03:37:28 AM
I still find the concept of Garrison interesting, I'm not gonna lie.

For those who never saw what they were; they used an injection molded plastic (glass fiber reinforced nylon I believe) piece for all of the bracing/binding of the body. http://www.music-filibe.com/webshop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p2461_Garrison-G-20-CE-Elektro-Westerngitarre-inkl-Koffer.html

Glues and bonding methods have advanced since it's time, and I wonder if anyone will take another run at this idea.  The idea has merit, but I'm afraid that there's too much natural damping in glass reinforced nylon.