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    Quote Originally Posted by zerosturm View Post
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    My 339 was kinda the same deal but I believe they were sold through Sweetwater as a limited run of 1,500?
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    Darn. I am in the middle of searching for the right Vixen. I've got to have one (which I will refinish in the gloss paint of my choice when I do get it). I am a sucker for wraparound tailpieces on Les Pauls. I played one before, but didn't have the budget to get it at the time.
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    The BFG line of guitars was a cool concept. I would have done a few things differently though: no inlays, no plastics, raw neck, etc. They are pretty cool as-is though.
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    Marauder! Unfortunately for this thread, I modded away all the things that make it so odd: bizarre pickups (slanted single coil in the bridge, weak/thin humbucker midway between middle and neck position), odd shaped pickguard, blend pot with a chicken head knob instead of a three-way switch (at least the year mine was built) but how can you NOT love a Les Paul Special body with a Flying V headstock??

    This internet photo is EXACTLY what mine looked like stock.
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    Iíd also like to state that even with the Reverse V, Corvus, & Moderne up I think I can still top em?

    Iíll wait a little longer to see what else comes out of the woodwork before posting it...
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    My swamp ash and maple LP

    I still have to swap out the pickups to the JB/JAZZ set
    And some other mods
    But look at the back on this

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post


    My swamp ash and maple LP

    I still have to swap out the pickups to the JB/JAZZ set
    And some other mods
    But look at the back on this

    Needs zebras or gold covers and gold hardware or something... to make it pop

    Or even just black or that dark-chrome-or-nickel-wha****name RoHS compliance stuff...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adieu View Post
    Needs zebras or gold covers and gold hardware or something... to make it pop

    Or even just black or that dark-chrome-or-nickel-wha****name RoHS compliance stuff...


    PS omg the censorship algo won't let me type w.h.a.t.s.i.t.s.n.a.m.e. .... lol, 21st century problems. End times must be upon us...
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    Gibson imitating Fender (in the seventies, while Fender was imitating Gibson with the Tele Deluxe electronics)

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    I like the see-through green swamp ash LP !
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    All very interesting guitars guys!

    Let’s see if anyone can top my next one?

    LOL, such a stupid looking thing!!!
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    Anyone remember the Gibson Eye??? One part SG, one part Strat, one part WTF???

    This beautiful example is #25 out 350 ever made, & Iím guessing about 150 that ever actually sold...

    Believe it or not itís a pretty fun guitar & it plays great! It sounds like a mix of a old SG & Explorer, but sits on you like a Stratocaster which makes it incredibly easy to play! Plus letís face it, how many post 2005 Gibsonís do you see with a real Ebony board???
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    Yeah the Gibson Eye is a real oddball Gibson. At first sight it reminded me of some kind of fish. Looks cool.
    And you even have a matching strap.
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    Wanna see an RD Artist in this thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois View Post
    Wanna see an RD Artist in this thread...
    Do you actually own one of those?
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    I think the Gibson Firebird X is a real oddity. You might as well glue a pedal board to a guitar. It is a nice guitar and all but you need a university degree to operate this beast. And why did they only go with 23 frets instead of the full 24? It was supposed to be a revolution in guitar playing but I say it's just an exercise in futility.





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    Quote Originally Posted by RorySquier View Post
    I think the Gibson Firebird X is a real oddity. You might as well glue a pedal board to a guitar. It is a nice guitar and all but you need a university degree to operate this beast. And why did they only go with 23 frets instead of the full 24? It was supposed to be a revolution in guitar playing but I say it's just an exercise in futility.





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    The Firebird X was a friggin abomination!!!

    Iím all about originality but my god!!!🙈

    Any guitar that requires a month long course to operate, & letís face it looks like this, probably isnít going to change much of anything other than making the world question your sanity...

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    You should have just hung it up & retired with a little dignity at the end of the millennium...
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    Can't believe no one has mentioned these classic dumbass guitars yet:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaBass View Post
    Can't believe no one has mentioned these classic dumbass guitars yet:

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    Well played Sir!!!!
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