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Last I heard these guys went under. Between myself, and band mate, we had 4 of them at one time. Nice guitars, with little resale value.

Seeing the pics of the firebirds in the other thread got me curious. I checked Ebay, and not many listed for sale, or even in the completed auction section.

GMP website is still up, but I've not followed them. Have their guitars become super collectible all of a sudden?

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Last I heard these guys went under. Between myself, and band mate, we had 4 of them at one time. Nice guitars, with little resale value.

Seeing the pics of the firebirds in the other thread got me curious. I checked Ebay, and not many listed for sale, or even in the completed auction section.

GMP website is still up, but I've not followed them. Have their guitars become super collectible all of a sudden?

Definitely went belly up.

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No worries Chris....it'd be a boring world if we all liked the same things. Nice Pawnshop he's got there though. Ultimately, the neck shapes are what ended up driving my decision to sell my GMPs. But, the one doublecut had a rounded LP style neck shape...shoulda kept that one.

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I'm definitely going to get one of the those GMP LP's with the blended neck heel as soon as one turns up. I think the Fender scale would make them pretty sweet for down-tuning.

-Austin

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I could never get into those headstocks. Great guitars but the headstock....yikes...

As compared to a Hamer headstock?!?! B) You've got to be kidding, right?

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I could never get into those headstocks. Great guitars but the headstock....yikes...

As compared to a Hamer headstock?!?! B) You've got to be kidding, right?

I would say it is a "little" less ugly than Hamer's.

I find it incredible that some companies know they are making a big mistake, and still decide to stick with it no matter what.

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GMP made great guitars. Their parent company went under, so the guitar guys went under as well. Too bad, I love the guitars they were making at the end of the run.

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A shame, really. These guys had balls.

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They are VERY cool. Most seem a bit heavy, but sound and play great...

Thanks to BCR/Greg and being in the right place at the right time, I ended up with this one-the last bass outta there.

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I LOVE that bass - it is a bit heavy, but sounds like a freakin' train.

I hate the headstock on the Vees, Explorers and would have purchased at least one of the FBs if they had done a 6-in-line on there (but NOOOOOOOOO!). Those sparkle finishes are/were the best in the biz.

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The Roxie Specials were the best. Would hold up to anything out there. It's a crying shame they went out of business just because the parent company folded. Just for tax reasons. Ain't that a pisser.

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So basically you all mean to tell me that all the employees are not doing anything anymore? It seems like they'd be trying to start something up to pickup the pieces, kinda like the Heritage guys did with the old Kalamazoo plant. There's gotta be something going on. I just can accept that I'll not get a 3 p90 Firebird with a kahler.

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And since they're not technically GMP anymore, you could probably get a cool headstock!

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Thinking about it, if GMP went out of business the rights to headstock and body designs would be up for grabs in a liquidation sale. Someone has to own all of that, including the name. Other companies have been bought and sold: Danelectro, Kay, MXR, Kustom, etc. Someone could have picked up the pieces and kept something going.

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Thinking about it, if GMP went out of business the rights to headstock and body designs would be up for grabs in a liquidation sale. Someone has to own all of that, including the name. Other companies have been bought and sold: Danelectro, Kay, MXR, Kustom, etc. Someone could have picked up the pieces and kept something going.

If an interested party wanted to do it, I am sure it could be done....

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I probably would have bought on if it hadn't been for the 25.5" scale length on every guitar.

Yeah, I agree.

Regarding headstocks. I've always liked the Dean Vs...until I look at the headstock..no thanks.

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