What the heck is this?

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  1. Adwex

    Adwex New Member

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    When something becomes as 'rare' as that, I start to believe that it doesn't exist.

    Looks like an otherwise nice Les Paul that someone Frankensteined a Dean neck to.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    It's an actual Gibson headstock. It was rarely used.

    It's probably legit, but it's full of wut.

    EDIT:
    It's legit.
     
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    Ugly! IMO
     
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    Imagine the re-sale on that. Or rather NO SALE.

    I think the guy who came up with that design is now working at McDonalds
    ....... you want fries with that !
     
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    dreyn77 Well-Known Member

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    My computer won't let me see it!
    Is that the one with the yellow top and a 4 position pickup slider switch, with the dean v headstock one side is smaller than the other?
    There is one near me but nobody has bought it in years.
    I've gotten use to it and I really like it! way too much money though!
     
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    Yep, that's the one. Pretty ugly I must say, and not in a good way!
     
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    Not a fan of that at all. Yuck.
     
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    That's just nasty looking. Maybe it was some high school shop class project. I love Gibsons, but they have made more "WTF were they thinking?" guitars than all the other companies combined.
     
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    I can't fault Gibson for going out on a limb though. Why the hell not? Throw enough shit at the wall and eventually something will stick. Somebody bought those, so Gibson still gets to make money.
     
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    Australian Green Beret Silver Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Fugly. Thats all.
     
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  13. dreyn77

    dreyn77 Well-Known Member

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    You'd be bored making the same guitar for 50 years!

    It's fairly light, and has a great unique tone. If you had 8 LP's and plenty of money it would be a great guitar to have!

    It's in the tradition of classical/ flamenco guitar building.
    Where you can't change the body shape because it's perfect, but you can change the headstock and the components.
    I wish they would make the LP with other tuners, and minus the scroll border edging on the top of the headstock. That dates from a few hundred years ago. (when you open a book that's what the edge looks like)
     
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    '57 or '58?

    Neither - it's a bloody fake.
     
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    Thats what happens when the concept artist are drunk when coming up with new ideas for guitars.
     
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    Just extend the lower bout and you have yourself a Cadillac.;)

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    scat7s New Member VIP Member

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    i kinda like those ^, maybe like is strong, i couldnt see myself playing one. but there is much worse.
     
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    The "new" Gibson Zakk Wylde Moderne of Doom. Headstock look familiar?

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    Those reverse V could be worse looking. Some were made with this thing for a headstock!
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    Here's an '09 Custom shop V with the split V Headstock.
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    Mehh..


    Now that Zakk version of a Moderne model has be wondering..hmmm...
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    Honestly, a Moderne has never looked this interesting before.
     
  20. dreyn77

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    That Dean is the Bruce Dickinson signature!

    I would love to have that gibson headstock! what guitar it goes on, I hope its an original design.
    I would definitely have that red flying V also.
    I'll ALWAYS pass on the moderne!
     

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