Gibson is a good thing .. For Sure!
In the guitar world there are tons of nice guitars made by many different manufacturers. Gibson is definitely one of those manufacturers. Others that immediately come to mind among guitar players and non guitar players alike would be Fender and Martin. After that, most non guitar people would start to struggling if asked to name more companies. However, guitar players and music people in general know that there are many more great manufacturers out there. Godin, Yamaha and Ibanez just to name a few. Furthermore, there are many manufacturers that many people have never heard of that make excellent guitars. Suhr, Tyler and Collins are a few that fall into this category.
Regardless of quality level, there are levels of popularity among guitars. To be considered an "A" line, a manufacturer must not only make great products, they have to be in very high demand among the general public. If a manufacturer makes great guitars but they are not super popular, they might be considered a "B" line. We have existed without an "A" electric guitar line for our entire 21 year history until now. While we are very thankful to our existing supplier partners and continue to support them whole heartedly, none of them would be considered on par with Gibson when it comes to popularity among the public. Getting the Gibson line of electric guitars has added a long sought after "A" line to our store and it has been a really positive turn of events for us. The math is easy, people who are interested in a Gibson product are not interested in anything but a Gibson product. So, if you don't have any Gibson products it is all but impossible to offer them anything. Now that we have the line, people are buying them from us, something they couldn't do in the past. Time will tell in terms of how successful the Gibson line will be for us but it seems all but certain that it will only be a matter of how much success we'll have, not if we'll have success.
Thanks Gibson for believing in us and thanks to all the people who have supported us in our new product line so far.