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Thread #100767   Message #2028288
Posted By: pirandello
17-Apr-07 - 06:25 PM
Thread Name: Wanted: Gibson J-45 or J-50
Subject: RE: Wanted: Gibson J-45 or J-50
Dave, the problem with Gibson is that they have a strange retail policy now. Dealers are required to keep minimum stock levels of around 25,000 or they lose their dealership. That's a lot of money to tie up on stock. This means that it's unlikely you'll find a new Gibson of any sort in a small shop.
Doesn't affect the quality of the guitars though; I sold all my Martins to finance my Gibsons!

Andrew.