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    I could never get over the V shaped pickups. I knew a guy years ago that had a later one with standard humbucker, and it was a awesome guitar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RorySquier View Post




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    Please tell me that is photoshop and not a real guitar!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Locher View Post
    Please tell me that is photoshop and not a real guitar!!
    Me thinks it's real. I kind of like it...an upside down Explorer. The headstock could take awhile to get used to.



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    Quote Originally Posted by allbutromeo View Post
    I could never get over the V shaped pickups. I knew a guy years ago that had a later one with standard humbucker, and it was a awesome guitar
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    These things weighed about 15 pounds, too. Also,the reverse Explorer is, sadly, all too real.
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    The reverse Explorer could be "kind of all right" if it had a better headstock and guard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    These things weighed about 15 pounds, too. Also,the reverse Explorer is, sadly, all too real.
    That's why Gibson started offering these Holy or "weight relieved" models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesPaul View Post
    That's why Gibson started offering these Holy or "weight relieved" models.

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    Yeah, that V is pretty sad, too. Some of these ideas had to be jokes that went too far. Almost any amateur guitar designer could have come up with better ideas than these.
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    Here's another oddity with the Gibson Modern V guitar. I think it was a rip-off of the Roswell by Jackson.





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    Quote Originally Posted by RorySquier View Post
    Here's another oddity with the Gibson Modern V guitar. I think it was a rip-off of the Roswell by Jackson.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Yeah, that V is pretty sad, too. Some of these ideas had to be jokes that went too far. Almost any amateur guitar designer could have come up with better ideas than these.
    Most of those "jokes" were limited to production for one month and were mainly intended to appeal to collectors that didn't care for the norm and wanted something from left field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmachine View Post
    1979 Gibson Explorer E2. May be a custom order.



    This one is absolutely beautiful......

    Seriously man, I’m jealous!!!
    I live in Northern New Hampshire, we shoot the things we don't understand here???

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    Quote Originally Posted by RorySquier View Post




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    I don’t really know what to say about this???
    I live in Northern New Hampshire, we shoot the things we don't understand here???

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbutromeo View Post
    I could never get over the V shaped pickups. I knew a guy years ago that had a later one with standard humbucker, and it was a awesome guitar
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    I’ve actually played one of these guys a few times & while I agree that the pickups are not the typical Gibson sound they’ve got a low impedance thing that’s not awful. Plus aside from it being pretty heavy for a V it was extremely comfortable to play!
    I live in Northern New Hampshire, we shoot the things we don't understand here???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chistopher View Post
    Most of those "jokes" were limited to production for one month and were mainly intended to appeal to collectors that didn't care for the norm and wanted something from left field.
    Oh I get that, but it is really expensive to come out with a new model. It just seems like a big waste of money.
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    I feel like most of these pics are actually for Trade Show Booth Bait only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RorySquier View Post




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    I knew there was that one year when the headstocks were really big...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Locher View Post
    Please tell me that is photoshop and not a real guitar!!
    Real guitar; I think it was made for the Guitar Of The Month promotion that they ran for a year or two.
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