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    Default Oddball Gibson Thread....

    So I have a bit of a thing for oddly shaped, limited runs, Guitarís of the week/month, Post Norlin madness, Etc. & I kinda feel like they deserve a thread all of their own....

    So if you show me yours Iíll show you mine....
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    Iíll start things off with one thatís actually not too far out there but itís definitely not your typical LP or SG! 2011 Nighthawk reissue in Pelham blue. Like most Gibson guitars it a mahogany set neck guitar with a couple humbuckers, a SH-16/SH-2 in my case. Unlike most Gibson guitars it has a 25.5 (Fender) scale, weighs in @ about 6lbs, & has a string through hard tail bridge which gives it a very snappy attack.

    These guys & their original 90ís cousins never really took off but personally I love them! I can play this thing for hours without getting tired & itís tone is great for cutting through in a band mix...

    I know, kinda boring but weíre just getting started.....
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    Gibson V90 double that I turned into a single.

    Itís seen some ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formula73 View Post
    Gibson V90 double that I turned into a single.

    It’s seen some ****.

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    Absolutely love em!!!
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    I have a very lovely V myself & itís a fantastic guitar however Iíve always been a little more partial to the 80ís Vís....
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    Sort of Pac-Man inspired?





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    I was wondering who’d post the first Corvus!!!

    It’s a good multipurpose instrument! You can play it & use it to open your beer, LOL!!!

    I’ll never understand why they looked at this & said it looks like a crow???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgic Distortion View Post
    I was wondering who’d post the first Corvus!!!

    It’s a good multipurpose instrument! You can play it & use it to open your beer, LOL!!!

    I’ll never understand why they looked at this & said it looks like a crow???
    For some reason I'm really starting to like the guitar a lot. It's a very quirky guitar but I think once you play a Corvus the body shape would make more sense. The one above in black with gold hardware looks very desirable. I'm developing a serious case of G.A.S.



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    Default Re: Oddball Gibson Thread....

    Here's another oddity...the Gibson Moderne.





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    For my next oddity I give you the ES-139...

    Single cut semi-hollow with a center block, no F holes, & Burstbuckers. I suppose itís not the strangest thing they ever put out but this is one of only 1500 ever made & only for during the one year. Believe it or not itís actually one of my favorite guitars period! It doesnít feedback like most semi-hollow bodies & weighs in at about 6lbs.....
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    Chalk me up as someone who doesn't hate the reverse V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesStrat View Post
    Yogi Berra was correct.
    Quote Originally Posted by JOLLY View Post
    I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaBass View Post
    Chalk me up as someone who doesn't hate the reverse V.

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    Government series 335, love the unique color

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadd View Post
    Government series 335, love the unique color

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    I actually have a dream of modding a Government Explorer to be an X-Files tribute. It's a real b*tch to find one in the wild at a reasonable price though. But I want to believe there's one out there for me.
    Once I had myself a million, now I've only got a dime.
    Difference don't seem quite as bad today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaBass View Post
    Chalk me up as someone who doesn't hate the reverse V.

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    The Reverse V is certainly a bold choice!

    Kudos my friend!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chistopher View Post
    I actually have a dream of modding a Government Explorer to be an X-Files tribute. It's a real b*tch to find one in the wild at a reasonable price though. But I want to believe there's one out there for me.
    Absolutely gorgeous man, reminds me of my ES-330 a little bit!!! Just recently I very nearly bought a Gov. Edition Explorer! It had a headstock repair that was actually done really well (with mahogany splines) but in the end the guy was still looking to get like a grand out of it & it just wasn’t that nice unfortunately?

    Too bad though, if that headstock hadn’t been broken & he’d been asking the same price, that guitar would be posted here today!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chadd View Post
    Government series 335, love the unique color

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    Links to this series? I’ve never seen it.
    Oh no.....


    Oh Yeah!

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    Speaking of my ES-330...

    In a beautiful flat black finish, adorned with gold hardware, & unlike most Gibson 330ís this one has a couple humbuckers in it. The original pups were pulled out in favor of a factory covered Seymour Duncan A6 Bandito set....

    Sheís got tone for days!!!!
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    I’d also like to state that even with the Reverse V, Corvus, & Moderne up I think I can still top em?

    I’ll wait a little longer to see what else comes out of the woodwork before posting it...
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    I guess this isn’t very common but I had 2 of them at one point Click image for larger version. 

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