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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby ElfDude » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:20 pm

Oh dear...

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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby Brock » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:24 pm

I really dig the body shape. Too bad Gibson chose those (in my opinion) horrible colors.

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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby Omsong » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:27 pm

I like the body shape, too, but not with that headstock!
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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:58 pm

Hmm...What Gibson headstock would look better? I almost think a black thunderbird inline. Am I crazy? They also had that slim almost CT-eqsue headstock...maybe that could fit it better?

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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby Omsong » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:35 pm

Whatt do you think about this one?
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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:46 pm

I don't even like that one on the models it comes on natively, so no. :lol:

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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby Doctor Turn » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:55 am

spudmunkey wrote:Hmm...What Gibson headstock would look better? I almost think a black thunderbird inline. Am I crazy? They also had that slim almost CT-eqsue headstock...maybe that could fit it better?


Do you mean the Firebird? The only Thunderbird Gibson has is the bass w the Firebird shape. Otherwise the only true Thunderbird guitar is the legendary Guild played by Muddy Waters and the great Zally Yanovsky.

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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby Naked Ape » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:42 am

I Like this shape. I'm not into this particular variety with the C or Moon-Hole. I WILL own a solid body version of this eventually.
I don't think this is the ideal headstock for this shape, but I don't buy guitars for the headstock. I do however, like the bracing on the back of this headstock.
This 'new' shape is far superior in my eyes, compared to others I've seen in recent years.............Days. :roll:
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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby arahobob » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:41 am

Looks a bit like one of Rondos line.
I believe it was customer designed to some degree.
I actually dig the cheap one's aesthetics more!

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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby Brock » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:54 am

arahobob wrote:
I actually dig the cheap one's aesthetics more!


Same here. That color better fits the body shape.

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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby spudmunkey » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:00 am

Doctor Turn wrote:
spudmunkey wrote:Hmm...What Gibson headstock would look better? I almost think a black thunderbird inline. Am I crazy? They also had that slim almost CT-eqsue headstock...maybe that could fit it better?


Do you mean the Firebird?


D'oh, yes!

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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby Omsong » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:47 pm


Not to hijack but that clip makes me wonder how many music acts today would play live on a live show? I've got a friend who works at a large convention center and he told me 'most' of todays contemporary Pop music acts (including major stars) lip sync and play to backing tracks in their live concerts. It takes all of a few minutes for their bands to set up whereas some of the classic rock bands take hours.
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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby spudmunkey » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:40 pm

Yeah, because musicians with incredible talent from decades ago wouldn't dare lipsync on TV. ;)

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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby Doctor Turn » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:38 pm

Btw, not only is Zal playing a Thunderbird guitar but he's playing a Thunderbird amp from Guild made for the guitar (bass player is playing a Guild Starfire bass, so there was probably an endorsement deal set up through NYC. Interesting the bridge on both the guitars and basses a including the tremolo on the Thunderbird, along with the pickups on the Starfire bass, were made by Hag.

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Re: Gibson Ready To Unload New Solid Body?

Postby Bob77 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:58 am

Agree that the headstock does not really match the body style.

However, I don't understand some of the comments made implying the colors are ugly. Kiesel offers virtually the same colors (especially the white, pink and blue) and everybody likes them. Apparently instrument brands make the same colors look different in people's eyes :laughhard:
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