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

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    That guitar is geographically incorrect. Don't people know that Wyoming doesn't exist? It is true because the TV said so.





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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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    I’ve played a few and they were all killer

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    The ES-Artist had the strange Moog electronics in them. Double pickguards like Steve Howe used in ASIA.

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    Is that a compressor???
    I live in Northern New Hampshire, we shoot the things we don't understand here???

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    C'mon fellas, pulling pictures off the internet doesn't count, you have to actually OWN one!
    (I know, my photo was an internet grab but I actually DO own the Marauder, it just doesn't look as odd anymore as evidenced by my avatar.)

    I think the map guitars were meant to be collector items/promotional pieces. The fact that they actually thought people would BUY the X thing and the SGasm makes them MUCH weirder to my eye!

    Speaking of which, I bet a totally different pickguard could make that thing look a LOT better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PFDarkside View Post
    Links to this series? I’ve never seen it.
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guit...ernment-series

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgic Distortion View Post
    Is that a compressor???
    There was a compressor and an expander. There was a boost too, I believe.
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    Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of me playing my old one, but I had a '91 MIII Standard that was cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie_bees View Post
    Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of me playing my old one, but I had a '91 MIII Standard that was cool.
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    I’m actually kinda surprised that nobody has posted a M3 yet.

    Cool guitars, too bad Gibson was about a decade late with the design.

    If they’d released them in 80/81 instead of 90/91 I bet they’d be a lot more popular today!
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    I want one of the modern double cut
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgic Distortion View Post
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    I’m actually kinda surprised that nobody has posted a M3 yet.

    Cool guitars, too bad Gibson was about a decade late with the design.

    If they’d released them in 80/81 instead of 90/91 I bet they’d be a lot more popular today!
    Gibson had their own issues back in '81.
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    I think the Gibson Sonex-180 was an oddball version of the Les Paul. With a body made of resin it sparks a whole new tone-wood debate.







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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    I want one of the modern double cut
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    You know I kinda do too...

    I’m not going to be spending $2,000+ on one but eventually I’ll come across one for under a grand & grab it up. I actually could have had one with a BAD short grained headstock break that I probably could have fixed given enough time, equipment, & energy but it was a scary one that was going to be expensive to fix so I passed....
    I live in Northern New Hampshire, we shoot the things we don't understand here???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Gibson had their own issues back in '81.

    LOL, don’t I know it!!!

    I will say that some of the best sounding & playing Lesters I’ve ever been able to own have been Norlin era but there was a lot of garbage too....
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    I’m actually kinda surprised that nobody has posted a M3 yet.

    Cool guitars, too bad Gibson was about a decade late with the design.

    If they’d released them in 80/81 instead of 90/91 I bet they’d be a lot more popular today!
    I remember watching this review on the Gibson MIII. I think it's an awesome guitar with a Floyd Rose & 24 frets. They are cool looking offset guitars.





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    M3 was an awesome guitar, surprised that Gibson didn't bring that back instead of the modern double

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadd View Post
    M3 was an awesome guitar, surprised that Gibson didn't bring that back instead of the modern double
    Epiphone has done a few reissues of the M-III.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RorySquier View Post
    I remember watching this review on the Gibson MIII. I think it's an awesome guitar with a Floyd Rose & 24 frets. They are cool looking offset guitars.





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    1979 Gibson Explorer E2. May be a custom order.



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