Gibson GOTM 2008

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  1. whitenoise

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    I like it but it might be a bit flashy for an SG.
     
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    Cal Naughton, Jr.: What does El Diablo mean?
    Ricky Bobby: It's like Spanish for like a fighting chicken. ...
     
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    I ended up with 3 of the GOTW's - and love them all. :D I'm hoping for some more cool pointy stuff - like the reverse V. Only 12 - what a shame! [​IMG]
     
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    Neat concept, but does anyone else notice all of the orange peel/rippling in the finish?
     
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    I'm still waiting for my cherry moderne RI with chrome hardware (for $950).

    fingers crossed....
     
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    Why did they make it with 24 frets? I love the reworked control layout though. If they made a Les Paul like this (but with a 22-fret neck), I'd snap it up!
     
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    its the coolest sg i have seen ain a long time
     
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    Limited to just 1000 units! Ha! :roll
     
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    They did a silverburst RD, i could see a silverburst moderne RI.
     
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    El Diablo translates to "the devil" in Spanish.

    I find the control layout interesting.

    I wish it had the pearloid inlaid logo.
     
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    That reverse Explorer looks kind of cool except for the mutant headstock.
     
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    oh man....
    reverse explorer?
    holy V?
    longhorn DC?

    I think I just came....
     
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    A lot of Vs and Explorers here. Maybe that explains the marketing demographic for these guitars.

    I personally think the "push tone" pickup concept in the May LP is intriguing. Easily change out pickups on the fly? Kinda cool. Not overly excited about the guitar itself though.

    I predict that the Jan 09 Holy V will be the next phenomenal success (like the reverse V). Not that I care for it...
     
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    The 50th Anniversary Explorer has gold frets?!?!?!? I know the frets are not actual gold, but even if they're brass, wouldn't that still mean they'll wear a lot faster than regular frets? Pretty much guarantees it won't actually get played much. I guess everybody knows that lots of these special edition guitars just sit in cases, but it's kind of disappointing to see Gibson go to all the trouble to build an otherwise nice guitar and then include a purposeful design flaw for purely cosmetic reasons.

    Or does somebody know of some gold-looking alloy that will stand up to reasonable wear?
     
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    thats a wierd SG- I played it at NAMM... the neck was strange, not a normal sg, felt more like a Firebird..
     
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    Good call! It's the only one that interests me. Not sure about the tuners either. I would have preferred regular non-locking tuners. It looks spectacular and Explorers are nicely balanced, which is crucial to me.

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