the island of misfit Gibsons

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  1. Drawde

    Drawde Member

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    I like the corvus/futura, and that sg z, actually I like a lot of the Gibson "abominations". My favorite of all time the V2,[​IMG]
     
  2. elterrell

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    Some of the shite that slips out of Gibson at times just amazes me. I think the guys in the marketing department should all be given a cigarette, lined against the wall blindfolded, and shot. IMHO.
     
  3. Guitarworks

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    It's too big to be a space station.
     
  4. Arewenotmen?

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    I always liked the Gibson Victory.
     
  5. Peteyvee

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    That's not a Futura, this is:
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  6. whiteop

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    Major props to guys that keep their equipment in immaculate condition for 27 years for other possible owners down the road. Am the same way myself; guitar is cleaned regularly and put it in the case when not in use. I also never wear jewelry or belt buckles that would scratch them up. Here's to you guys that do the same...

    :beers
     
  7. Peteyvee

    Peteyvee Premium Platinum Member

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    I'll drink to that. I always wash my hands before playing too. Helps out with string life and keeps grime off the neck. :beer

    OT: I was in a band of misfits a couple of years and the singers drunk 20-something girlfriend comes up between sets and says to me in a snotty voice: "How old is that guitar? It looks new." I told her that I bought it in the 80s, it's older than she was and I that take good care of my stuff. She got offended, stomped off to get yet another drink with the singer and the bass player kinda loudly stage whispers (to no one in particular) "It's in better shape too!" :rotflmao:rotflmao
     
  8. rockonomics

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    That's hilarious.
    Every once in a while you see someone at the forums who derides the guitar manufacturers for not doing anything different. I'll copy and paste this thread next time I see one. It's a good case study in why they don't.
     
  9. Polyester

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    Not Gibson but here's another one to add fuel to the "stick to the classics" argument... the regrettable FlipOut:

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  10. pir8matt

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    I'll just leave this here:

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    And also this! But I actually like this.

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    I like that first guitar in the thread too, actually.
     
  11. GulfportBound

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    The Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler of the Island of Misfit Gibsons . . .

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    The secretary of state . . .

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    The attorney general . . .

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    And . . . the chief justice of the Extreme Court . . .

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  12. IPLAYLOUD

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    Not branded Gibson, but made by them.
    This was like an SG...another model looked like a Fender Mustang.
    Bodies made of Pressboard or something.
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  13. IPLAYLOUD

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    This was an Piezo Acoustic or something goofy they did for a shoer time.

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  14. tsar nicholas

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    I flippin' love SG-Xes. 24 fret SGs rule!
     
  15. Hecube

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    Check this one out

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    A, get this, solid-body guitar. You wouldn't catch Gene Autry playing one of those.

    whoda thunk it?
     
  16. Bob Pollock

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    Weird isn't a recent development at Gibson....
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  17. jeffwith1f

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    Whiskeyrebel Supporting Member

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    I have the bass version, the short scale KB1, with a gigundous sidewinder pickup (the futtbucker?) at the neck. Between the pickup's heavy wind, neck position, and the low string tension from the short scale, it need's Doc Brown's woofer froim Back to the Future.
     
  19. pigman

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    In the words of Hervé Villechaize, if there's an island of misfit Gibsons, this is "De Plane! De Plane!"

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  20. CadillacRed

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    Quick! Somebody post a Zakk Wylde SGV!:hide






    (It's actually growing on me. Don't tell anybody.)
     

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