the island of misfit Gibsons

Drew68

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found this one while browsing this morning. such a weird combination of features. but hey, that's 1985 for ya!

This is the body shape Gibson should've used for their Les Paul double cuts.

Put a standard headstock, hardware and pickup configuration on this thing and maybe a nice sunburst finish and I'd buy it today!
 

Mattbedrock

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You want misfits - I got ya misfits -



Norlin era misfits: S1, Marauder, RD Custom, L-6S



Challenger: bolt on neck and 3 singles



V2 with "bomerang" pickups.



Angular Insanity



The king of the misfits - Corvus III. What were they smokin' in the '80's?
 

MKB

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found this one while browsing this morning. such a weird combination of features. but hey, that's 1985 for ya!


Is this actually a real Gibson?? If it had a standard 3/3 headstock, a flame top, and buckers, it would be the perfect dual cutaway LP. Gibson has never gotten those right through the years. They very nearly did with this one.
 
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Is this actually a real Gibson?? If it had a standard 3/3 headstock, a flame top, and buckers, it would be the perfect dual cutaway LP. Gibson has never gotten those right through the years. They very nearly did with this one.

 

SPROING!

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How about a Les Paul Jr with a humbucker? Judging from reactions I get, you'd think Gibson broke a law when they made it.

 

Nada

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i'd rock that. i'd probably block the trem though. it might look even cooler with a flying V headstock.
 

taez555

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I wish I had a better pic of it, but here's my long since sold misfit Gibson in 1992.

Les Paul Jr/Melody Maker (Still not sure which), dual HB's, pearl pickguard, kahler trem and a hockey headstock.



edit...

after doing some digging I just discovered someone selling the exact same guitar on ebay... (I've searched for years and this is the first time I've ever seen it)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Gibson-Les-Paul-Melody-Maker-Flyer-Pro-II-XPL-w-Stock-HB-L-HB-R-VERY-RARE-/300657077042?_trksid=p4340.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC.NPJS%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUA%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D300650949173%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D6001598986478667083

This is the ebay one, not mine. (I checked the SN, it's only 1 number different than mine was.)


Look's like it's called a Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker Flyer Pro II

What an idiot I was. I sold it for a FRACTION of his selling price to buy an Ibanez Jem. Looks like it was super rare. :-(

Oh well... I was 16, whatcha gonna do.
 
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chubbywolf

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An RD with a Kahler! That is actually really, really cool. Never seen that before, and I have seen a lot.
I used to think that the Corvus was the most disgusting Gibson to behold, but now I think its a toss up between it and the Reverse Flying V. Both are just awful, awful things.

You want misfits - I got ya misfits -



Norlin era misfits: S1, Marauder, RD Custom, L-6S



Challenger: bolt on neck and 3 singles



V2 with "bomerang" pickups.



Angular Insanity



The king of the misfits - Corvus III. What were they smokin' in the '80's?
 

TimSt.L

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The first time I ever saw The reverse V was in person up close in a guys collection. He had two. I just kinda chuckled. That is one guitar I can go the rest of my life without seeing and I'd be perfectly happy.
 

ScottR

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Ive got a Corvus 2 like this one...haven't had it out in years though

 

Simto

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I think the RD is pretty awesome. The store i work in has one of the new reissues, and it's a really cool guitar, sounds cool, nice neck, comfortable to sit with and i think it looks like a cool mix between a Firebird and an Explorer
The only thing i don't like about it is the headstock. Would look way better with a non reverse Firebird headstock.... and in pelham blue :)

I was really tempted to buy it. I need a solid body guitar with humbuckers i can put .12's on and tune low as hell

We also had one of those RD Artist with the Moog preamp... it wasn't very nice... But it looked cool.

 




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