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Gibson Does Not Evolve

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by axe4me, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    I will tell you, I DO like the "modern flying v". But we know what inspired THAT design!

    Jackson Randy Rhoads "Roswell":

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    Once upon a time I had a chance to buy one of these in a blue-green burst finish with a flamed maple top and it had the crop circle inlays on the neck.

    By "chance to buy" I mean it was available for purchase. Not that I had the money....

    To me it has always been "the one that got away".

    I suppose I could build one.
     
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    PelliX Well-Known Member

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    Looks like somebody snagged the federation thingy-ma-jig symbol from Star Trek TNG. I'm surprised nobody ever came up with a "cock 'n' balls" design... :hmm:

    EDIT: Oh wait, someone did.

    https://i.imgur.com/IQh25Va.jpg
     
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  3. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    "wangcaster". Google image search it.
     
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    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    Beat ya by two minutes! :p
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Slow laptop............
     
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    Those weren't the result of cheaping out.

    Some of the faded/satin finish guitars were excellent. The use of baked maple came about because their rosewood had been seized. They weren't cheaping out, they were adjusting to the government taking their inventory.
     
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    A US made Custom? There are no Gibsons that aren't US made.
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Silver Supporting Member

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    You should post this in Vin's favorite neck shape thread.
     
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    colchar Well-Known Member

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    Liverpool did that and look what happened!
     
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  11. Brek

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    gibson has tried innovating, with various degrees of success. i like my les pauls as close to the originals as possible. i couldn't care less what someone else wants, these discussions go round and round and basically are a waste of time.
     
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  12. AlvisX

    AlvisX Garage Guerrilla Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, the fadeds / satins aint bad ....just cheap . Ive had a few , still have 4

    I remember the wood seizure , Im a Tennessean .....
    They were actually doing baked maple boards before that happened. I have at least one that predates that whole scandal
    We can call it whatever , evolution , environmental responsibility (?)

    What Im sayin is ,the regular USA production Gibson that you could buy from around 1987 thru about 2003 was a really nice guitar ,in quality . I used to buy em when I could . Much better than the over-the-counter sh*t today . Check em out
     
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    I think he meant a Custom from the regular USA line, no Custom Shop..
     
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  14. Wildeman

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    There is a clear difference in some of the parts though, its gotta be more than just being old. I bought a guitar recently that wasn't even a Gibson and it had an original no wire nickel ABR1 on it, i slapped that thing on Reverb and sold it for $1200.00 (just the bridge) in a few days! The guy said he was ecstatic when he received it, i was tripping myself...:hmm:
     

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