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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by blowtorch, Jan 9, 2015.
Let's see yours
Pair o' modernes:
Very nice!!! I have always liked the look of this rare and elusive beast.
I have yet to behold one in person. For those of you that actually have one of these sweet little babies, how about some details. Weight, tone, neck heavy, alternate manufacturers, kits, neck?
Perhaps I too shall one day be among these ranks.
well both of mine would be more accurately called "fauxdernes". These were prototypes from a guy who was thinking about distributing these, he had some overseas factory make him up a small batch and he wasn't real thrilled with the results. I picked them up for very small coin.
These examples are quite light, and the sunburst one sounds GREAT. Just got lucky with the generic humbuckers in that one, I guess. Both of them have a good amount of neckdive, but I've heard from "real" Moderne owners that it's not generally an issue.
They look like something S Dali would have designed. I bet they are light - I would try one. Let me send you my address
Believe it or not this guitar design showed up in 1957. Maybe you can see the iconic 50's tailfin in the guitar.
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I love the look of those. I definitely need to play one first before I commit though, because I absolutely hate the playability of the Flying Vee. Any comparison? Is the tone similar to the Vee? Oh, and are yours made from korina?
Similar to an Explorer, maybe. Never spent enough time on a V to compare to that.
"are yours made from korina?"
Something about them reminds me of the Gibson Corvus. Tiny bodies?
I wouldn't call them a small bodied guit, with that big honkin tailfin sticking out .
Those Corvus things are pretty ugly, and not in a cool way
I agree. Makes me wonder what they were thinking in design.
BDLH, you've seen those "reverse V" abominations, right?
Runs more into the Explorer surprisingly very comfortable mold.
My Ibanez Futura from th mid-80s. Bought it from my bandmate and later sold it back to him. It was just white with a black pickguard when I owned. Originally came with natural finish but was painted to hide the repair for when the shorter wing had been broken off.
Yeah, I assume they are meant to be played "ironically".
Couple more pics.
I'm a bigger fan of the RD then the Moderne but it's still a killer guitar.
While they were designed in about 1957 at the same time as the original Flying Vs, there are no examples or Modernes from the 50s that ever left the factory, as far as I have ever heard. They did reissue the design in the 1980s which, I think, are the first actual models that appeared for sale.
In fact, I believe there were only about 89 Flying Vs in the original run that ever were sold. My information is from long ago, and if there have been any found since then I haven't heard about them.
Any more Moderne Love out there?
I have a 2018 Epiphone Moderne reissue and a Chibson I bought ten years ago.