it's been a long time since i posted this anywhere - if you've been looking at guitar forums over the past 20 years, you might remember reading this somewhere cause i've posted it all over the place. so here i go again. in 1974 or 1975, i went into a music shop in shelbyville kentucky. there was a young, heavy-set guy working there. he had a sort of speech impediment. while i was checking out whatever they had hanging there, he said, "I show you something. you can't touch it, but i show you." he opened a case and i saw a black or dark blue Gibson ES-type guitar. He plugged it into an amp and said "listen to this". on the neck of the guitar were tiny, white plastic buttons, one at the headstock, one where the neck joined the body, and one at about the 5th fret. he told me that when you push the buttons, the guitar played in stereo. i can't vouch for "stereo", but it definitely sounded different when he pushed the buttons. (the buttons were situated so you could push them with your thumb while playing chords.) what makes this confusing to me is that i seem to remember seeing another guitar somewhere with the same type of buttons - which made me think, at that time, that this was a thing that gibson was making. but i am not as clear on this second memory. but i am perfectly clear on the first memory. so. has anybody ever seen a gibson guitar with tiny plastic buttons on the neck? let me save someone some typing time: it was not an epiphone guitar-organ. it was not an epiphone, hagstrom, nor any other brand of guitar, it was a gibson. i wrote to gibson a few years ago and they had no records of anything like this and suggested that it must have been some kind of aftermarket alteration. which makes sense, but consider the amount of work it would be to take that neck apart, put in the wiring, put in the buttons and whatever else would need to be done, then put it back together perfectly. sounds more like something done in the factory to me, but what do i know. i keep posting ever so often about this guitar because i believe this thing is still out there somewhere. whoever has it should be a pretty serious musician, i would think. or maybe someone in a shop somewhere has seen it and remembered it. one day, it's going to turn up.