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Old July 12th, 2018, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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problem about 09 52 tribute les paul

Why it is so expensive but only Gibson USA but not custom shop?
also, Does the 09 52 tribute bridge stay it's tuning?
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Old July 12th, 2018, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi and welcome to this place.

First the only people that can answer your questions about why it is USA and the issues of price are the makers. Anything that we say is really only conjecture. However, not sure whether they would answer the questions, certainly price.

As with any manufacturer of goods, Gibson will set their prices based on cost of manufacture, brand desirability, potential markets etc. Fender will do exactly the same. Both Gibson and Fender have budget brands, which by the way are excellent guitars.

Regarding the tuning, There are numerous other factors that can have an impact, such as nut, tuners, string stretching etc. The bridge is only part of the equation and I would suggest the others have more of an impact. I have never ever had tuning issues with my Gibson guitars caused by the bridge.
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Old July 13th, 2018, 01:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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as it is the trapeze ,which is not stable when comparing to tune o matic😢
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Old July 13th, 2018, 08:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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as it is the trapeze ,which is not stable when comparing to tune o matic😢
Well it depends on how much you want that guitar. All I can say is that I had a similar trapeze type bridge on a Guild back in the 60s and never had real problems. Back then we didn't seem to be so concerned about intonation. If it worries you then move on to something else
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Old July 13th, 2018, 09:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There is nothing inherently unstable about a trapeze tailpiece. In a way it is similar to a Bigsby vibrato. Once you get the guitar set up properly and put into tune, it will stay there, unless you bash on that tailpiece itself. I have had several guitars with those on them and had no tuning stability problems.
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Old July 14th, 2018, 02:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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There is nothing inherently unstable about a trapeze tailpiece. In a way it is similar to a Bigsby vibrato. Once you get the guitar set up properly and put into tune, it will stay there, unless you bash on that tailpiece itself. I have had several guitars with those on them and had no tuning stability problems.
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Old July 14th, 2018, 09:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sadly so many owners seem to want their guitar to have autonomous technique. Having applied myself for some years, I find I can play compensated wood, plastic, trapezes, dog bones, tune-o-matics and Fender style bridges with equal success. Spend a couple of hours a day playing your guitar.
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Old July 14th, 2018, 09:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Be careful with your tuning method. Re-tuning after the initial E - E tuning is a step that can't be ignored. Most of my experience is related to Stratocasters, but dealing with anything less than a hard-tail takes a little more patience.
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Hi and Welcome to Gibson-Talk, Lostventure.....................
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Old July 15th, 2018, 05:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think that the precision of chromatic tuners is too high so your guitar is out of tune very quickly ,
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