the island of misfit Gibsons

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  1. catpeople

    catpeople Senior Member

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    I remember those. What were they called?
     
  2. mesa/kramer

    mesa/kramer Member

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    Let's not forget these abominations....


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  3. Drew68

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    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!
     
  4. Mattbedrock

    Mattbedrock Silver Supporting Member

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    You want misfits - I got ya misfits -

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

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    Challenger: bolt on neck and 3 singles

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    V2 with "bomerang" pickups.

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    Angular Insanity

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

    MKB Silver Supporting Member

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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.
     
  6. Help!I'maRock!

    Help!I'maRock! Member

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  7. 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.

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  8. Help!I'maRock!

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    a humbucker and baked maple.

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  9. 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.
     
  10. 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.

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    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.)
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    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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  11. 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.

     
  12. blues

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    They were either a MII or MIII
     
  13. crzyfngers

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    the M III. 9 pickup combinations. there's your tone.
     
  14. GreenKnight18

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    What? No one has mentioned this one?
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  15. 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.
     
  16. davenumber2

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    Let's throw an acoustic in here....
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  17. ScottR

    ScottR Silver Supporting Member

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

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  18. supergenius365

    supergenius365 Silver Supporting Member

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    Wasn't this Les Paul's actual design with the trapeeze tailpiece?
     
  19. 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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  20. Help!I'maRock!

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    and it's the inspiration for the PRS headstock.
     

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