- Mar 17, 2003
There were some Gibson Modernes made in the 80's. I remember seeing one in a music store.
ya i knew a fella that had one..he also said they were for recording...and they are heavy weighed a lot more than a standard strat or tele..somwhere around 8-9 lbs i guessed..at least it felt that way when i played it..i had a tele at the time was light by comparison..it did sound nice clean..never got to play it with distortion thoughThe 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.
My buddy has one of these Micro Frets. It actually a very playable and good sounding guitar. But uhhhhglly
Mark Farner Of Grand Funk Railroad rocked one, also.Also played by Buddy Merrill of the Lawrence Welk Show!
I would absolutely love to get back my old guitar but it is way out of my reach financially here's a few picturesLike this one http://gearlicious-images.s3.amazon...d-top-semi-hol-2799-99-1-0-838-alex/b3476.jpg ? I think that's a pretty cool lookin' guitar. I'd still rather have my Starcaster with Fender scale length and a maple board, but that Gibson kind of does it for me when most of their models don't. I'd lose the pick guard and extra poker chips around the knobs.
Martin M-65 at work -- and he could really play. Hot Little Mama, Gangster of Love, Three Hours Past Midnight and so on.
My goodness. I’ve never seen one of those. For a longer-than-brief moment, I thought it was a photoshopped joke. It looks like something from a Looney Tunes cartoon.
Had one of these Ovations for a short time back in the late 70's, holding it for a friend. He eventually offered it to me for $100.00 and I past on it. Awful to play sitting down.
My first guitar. Bought it from Don Dimasi in High School. I still have it but will sell it if I ever get around to replacing the cheap frets (worn to nothing up top by too much wheedly-deedly over the years) and tuners (bent and broken). The Bill Lawrence pickups are interesting looking but not great, to my ears. I do like the fast neck, though. Very comfy for the small handed. An odd instrument, very much of its time, the wandering-in-the-desert years of both of the Big Two.The Gibson Maurader never made it either
Agree about the Moderne being a failure. The Flying V has pretty much become a classic and thre Explorer seems to have a smaller but steady following.Two of McCarthy designs from the late 1950's. The Moderne and Flying V.
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The V went on to become a little more successful, but at the time was considered a failure, along with the Explorer. All 3 models introduced in 1958.
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Ah, the infamous Gibson "Flying Can Opener"