They sound VERY bright, clearly catered to the eighties hi-fi craze.Gibson RD Artist
that info is 50 years too late or I may have kept it for the $100.00 price!!
Adrian is the only player I'm aware used one for more than one sponsor-photo opportunity. I saw him a few times with the Ovation before he developed his own ( as seen in the video ) based on it.
It's a design only its mother could love. Adrian is a marvel, and a really nice bloke too. His albums are worth persuing. Wonderful to relax into with a willing gin or two. The Ovation may look like a spanked bulldog, but it sounds good. Adrians version sounds even better.
I don't really see it as a design that didn't make it.I posted this guitar as one of my suggestions for "guitars that didn't make it" but looking at your exquisite collection
there, I feel the Gibson Modern Flying V would fit right in there.
I love those old Peaveys, they reprisent a time when people tried to make something uniquely their own.
Which is something they no longer do.
My brother and I both had one of these. Really cool guitars.
I have a buddy of mine who plays just about any stringed instrument EXCEPT 6 ( and 12) string guitar ( bass and mandolin are his main), and is constantly buying weird, always cheap stuff.Silicone strings…
They definitely did a run in 2000 or so. I remember a bunch of them at the Mars Music in Alexandria. I want to say there was another one or two of the weird designs released at the same time.There were some Gibson Modernes made in the 80's. I remember seeing one in a music store.
Kala makes smaller silicone string basses now. The local shop here had one and I really thought about getting it , but never did. Still regret that a bit.I have a buddy of mine who plays just about any stringed instrument EXCEPT 6 ( and 12) string guitar ( bass and mandolin are his main), and is constantly buying weird, always cheap stuff.
Anyway, he bought one of these Ashborys, not long after they came out- I don't know why! ( he doesn't either)
Basically shrinking an upright ( or any fretless) bass to a not-useable scale length, and put weird-*ss silicone strings on this that you cannot tune! Imagine trying to keep fat rubber bands in tune!
Now he has a ukelele sized travel bass, with the same kind of rubber strings- once again, you cannot tune this thing, plus that short scale length produces a terrible tone
Who are the R&D folks who think:
" Hey, that's a good idea!!"