Guitars that never made it

uriah1

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I really liked the Gibson recording when it came out. Maybe too ugly for the general market.
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boredguy6060

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The salesman in the music store which I shopped most often called those Gibson Recorder. He said it was designed for studio work. I remember they were pricey and a little ugly. As I recall they also weighed a ton.
 

Chiogtr4x

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Weren't the pickups the ones Les Paul actually preferred?
This guitar had a few things Les Paul preferred
- low impedance pickups ( still humbuckers)
- a flat vs. curved top
- some on board effects, and maybe out of phase switch
My first electric was a 1976 Les Pauls Signature ( not a big seller, cheap!) that had similar electronics, that wide 'harmonica' Nashville bridge; but the body construction was semi-hollow, like a weird 335.
Miss it! ( stolen 1980)
 

NoTeleBob

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Definitely was known as "Recording Model" back in the day. Heavy as heck according to reports.

Given the choice I'd choose the over-blinged LP Custom, but the Recording Model would be fun to show up with at a practice and make the bandstare.
 

Ron R

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The Gibson Maurader never made it either
The Marauder had a brief run, thanks to KISS.
That was actually my first "real" guitar (not because of KISS) - blonde with a white pickguard. Nostalgic me started looking around for one a few years back, and holey schnikeys, people were (and still are) asking quite the chunk of change for them. As in, $1500 and up.
 




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