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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Driscoll View Post
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    That guitar is SMOKIN"!
    My guitar style is "islands of competence in a sea of mediocrity."

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    a true flamed top

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    Just for the record, that guitar never caught fire. It is all heat damage. Those "blisters" popped very easily.
    Pauls to the walls!

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Owned this one for about a year...

    Music is the BEST!

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by bizzwriter View Post
    Owned this one for about a year...

    I love firebird pickups as much as I love firebirds but this has so much vibe . The pickups appear not to be ceramic ?
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by Grog View Post

    I think this is a Gibson Corvus, not a Futura.

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    My #1 , 2000 Gibson SG Standard Ltd Edition made for the Second Millennium






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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    1988 les paul custom lite floyd rose

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by EFLOW View Post
    I think this is a Gibson Corvus, not a Futura.
    The Corvus came out about the same time, with three variations. All three had a bolt on neck. The Futura has a neck through similar to a Firebird & gold hardware. I've read that only 200 of these were produced. It was originally designed to be a headless guitar, with Steinberger tuners in the "Can Opener" cut away. This photo is similar to what the original concept should have looked like............


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    Have a early 2000's J-100 that got wet in the flood after Hurricane Katrina in NOLA; I strpped the thick lacquer fiinish which was more like a sheet of thin rubber but that protected it from the water and got it playable again. I rebuilt the neck and re-finshed the guitar with a couple of cans of re-ranch lacquer but it was never really right until I sent it to the amazing TK Smith for a new Paul Bigsby style neck, pickguard and pickup.

    I imagined this as something that PA might have done for Merle Travis or Lefty Frizell, and TK nailed it . . .

    Just amazing work; TK is a genius artisan-craftsman, and I love what he built for me.







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    That is flippin' gorgeous!! Unique, really looks like one of those great '50s custom jobs that big names would have made for them. Really, really cool.

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    What is this SG ? Very nice .



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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by Grog View Post
    The Corvus came out about the same time, with three variations. All three had a bolt on neck. The Futura has a neck through similar to a Firebird & gold hardware. I've read that only 200 of these were produced. It was originally designed to be a headless guitar, with Steinberger tuners in the "Can Opener" cut away. This photo is similar to what the original concept should have looked like............


    What is this ?

    Cibson Corvus



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    We called it the "Pac-Man" guitar

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by EFLOW View Post
    What is this ?

    Cibson Corvus



    Some guy by the name of John McGee built this yellow beauty.............
    https://guitarz.blogspot.com/2010/05...orvus.html?m=1

    Here is another one.............
    https://reverb.com/p/gibson-futura-b...E&hfid=6926481

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    We called it the "Pac-Man" guitar
    Do you remember much about the Futura version of this "Pac Man" creation?

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by Grog View Post
    Do you remember much about the Futura version of this "Pac Man" creation?
    Not much. Seems like they were the "Custom" version of the Corvus. I believe they had gold hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grog View Post


    Sorry, this is not a Gibson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EFLOW View Post
    Sorry, this is not a Gibson.
    You are correct. They all now need to say 3 Mary Fords and 7 Les Pauls! Sinners!

    The BLASPHEMER who created that guitar wanted to create a IMPROVED FAKE CORVUS!

    The pit of hell's gaping maw awaits him no doubt...



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    Quote Originally Posted by EFLOW View Post
    Sorry, this is not a Gibson.
    True, this never was a Gibson in any part. It was an example made by a guy that wanted to show the original concept that was intended for the Corvus & the Futura. They were originally intended to be headless guitars.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Not mine, but unusual.


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    That some serious carving going on there. Did that guitar come originally like that. That is amazing work.

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    2003 Les Paul Melody Maker

    limited run of 250, Santa Maria Jacareuba Body, Spanish Cedar Neck, big fat’ old Vintage p90. Total beast.


    The Melody Maker was returned to the Gibson line as a sub-model of the Les Paul model.[9] It offered a mixture of traditional Melody Maker features (straight-sided headstock, white button tuners, jack positioned on the top) and traditional Les Paul Junior features (bridge-mounted dogear P-90 pickup, Junior-style control mounting and pattern).

    Like both the original Melody Maker and the original Junior, the Les Paul Melody Maker featured dot inlays as fretboard markers and did not have a cap on its top. Unlike either the original Melody Maker or the original Junior, both of which used wraparaound bridge/tailpiece units, the Les Paul Melody Maker used a Tune-O-Matic bridge and separate stop tailpiece.

    The Les Paul Melody Maker also differed from other Les Paul submodels in the width of the neck (20 millimeters thinner at the 1st fret, 25 millimeters thinner at the 12 fret) and the length of the heel (125 millimeters shorter).This model of the Melody Maker is considered a collecter's item now as it is discontinued and only limited units(250) were made.


    (pickguard is tacked on with double sided- comes guardless when stock)


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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

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    I had the electric version.

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    [IMG][/IMG] 1987 US-1 with stop tail .
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

    The Myth: Neat wiring layouts always equate to great-sounding amps.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by miczap View Post
    2003 Les Paul Melody Maker

    limited run of 250, Santa Maria Jacareuba Body, Spanish Cedar Neck, big fat’ old Vintage p90. Total beast.


    The Melody Maker was returned to the Gibson line as a sub-model of the Les Paul model.[9] It offered a mixture of traditional Melody Maker features (straight-sided headstock, white button tuners, jack positioned on the top) and traditional Les Paul Junior features (bridge-mounted dogear P-90 pickup, Junior-style control mounting and pattern).

    Like both the original Melody Maker and the original Junior, the Les Paul Melody Maker featured dot inlays as fretboard markers and did not have a cap on its top. Unlike either the original Melody Maker or the original Junior, both of which used wraparaound bridge/tailpiece units, the Les Paul Melody Maker used a Tune-O-Matic bridge and separate stop tailpiece.

    The Les Paul Melody Maker also differed from other Les Paul submodels in the width of the neck (20 millimeters thinner at the 1st fret, 25 millimeters thinner at the 12 fret) and the length of the heel (125 millimeters shorter).This model of the Melody Maker is considered a collecter's item now as it is discontinued and only limited units(250) were made.


    (pickguard is tacked on with double sided- comes guardless when stock)

    I got a used one of these in black for like $350 some months ago. I wasn't planning on it but it sounded great and it has this amazing fat but super comfy neck I just had to take it, esp for the price! I had no idea that they only made 250 of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RocknRollShakeUp View Post
    I got a used one of these in black for like $350 some months ago. I wasn't planning on it but it sounded great and it has this amazing fat but super comfy neck I just had to take it, esp for the price! I had no idea that they only made 250 of them.
    Man- these things are so few and far between, but they've definitely got something special about them. They go for like 700-900 range usually so that's a steal! There's one on reverb at the moment in cherry for like $850 which I'm eyeing off. I'd love a second one to mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    Not much. Seems like they were the "Custom" version of the Corvus. I believe they had gold hardware.
    If I remember well the difference between the Corvus and the Futura was the neck, set neck on Futura rather than the bolt-on on the Corvus. This seems to be confirmed on Wikipedia and guitar.com after some researches:

    ''An upscale Corvus with a set rather than bolt-on neck was marketed under the name "Futura"

    ''The Corvus was introduced in 1982, made for two years, then dropped due to poor sales. There were three model variations, and a fixed neck version called a Futura. With its bizarre body shape it’s one Gibson that almost defies adequate description, although the term ‘can opener’ has been used.''

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    2013 Les Paul X.... a hoot and a half

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    Quote Originally Posted by miczap View Post
    Man- these things are so few and far between, but they've definitely got something special about them. They go for like 700-900 range usually so that's a steal! There's one on reverb at the moment in cherry for like $850 which I'm eyeing off. I'd love a second one to mod.
    It’s my fave sit on the couch and noodle guitar. Super light and super resonant, very loud acoustically. Amplified The P90s snarls on 10, and cleans up when I roll the volume down as expected. I had to screw the pole pieces up some to get them closer to the strings as recommended for P90s. I was thinking of getting a thin shim maybe, but I’m not sure I need to bother. Mine came with no case and kind of a funky gold pickguard, that I guess was put there by the previous owner. I think I may replace it with a tort shell guard. It also smells kind of like cheap cologne a little... can’t figure that one out at all. Maybe the last owner was a Lady’s Man. If I ever gig it I’ll have to go to the gas station to find matching cologne so I don’t create an olfactory mismatch and scare away the ladies buahaha. But this little MM is like my ‘lil ugly cheap cologne wearing Rocknroll bastard and I dig it lots!
    I haven’t checked, but do these come with 350k pots as the USA LP’s are likely to do? Even the P90s need 500k pots to get vintage correct brightness and clarity correct?
    Thanks for hipping me to what I stumbled into! When my now 6 year old can handle it, it will make for a great 1st quasi Les Paul Junior sort of thing!
    Last edited by RocknRollShakeUp; 12-09-18 at 10:58 PM.

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    This thread just shows Gibson hasn't just been a bit crazy in their ideas recently.....they have always produced crazy designs! - I think Les Paul really did make them in the solid body field.
    Cheers,
    Les Paul Deluxe was my first serious guitar, age 16 yrs old purchased out of a guys car for $300 (pounds) in 1980, Leeds UK.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by RocknRollShakeUp View Post
    It’s my fave sit on the couch and noodle guitar. Super light and super resonant, very loud acoustically. Amplified The P90s snarls on 10, and cleans up when I roll the volume down as expected. I had to screw the pole pieces up some to get them closer to the strings as recommended for P90s. I was thinking of getting a thin shim maybe, but I’m not sure I need to bother. Mine came with no case and kind of a funky gold pickguard, that I guess was put there by the previous owner. I think I may replace it with a tort shell guard. It also smells kind of like cheap cologne a little... can’t figure that one out at all. Maybe the last owner was a Lady’s Man. If I ever gig it I’ll have to go to the gas station to find matching cologne so I don’t create an olfactory mismatch and scare away the ladies buahaha. But this little MM is like my ‘lil ugly cheap cologne wearing Rocknroll bastard and I dig it lots!
    I haven’t checked, but do these come with 350k pots as the USA LP’s are likely to do? Even the P90s need 500k pots to get vintage correct brightness and clarity correct?
    Thanks for hipping me to what I stumbled into! When my now 6 year old can handle it, it will make for a great 1st quasi Les Paul Junior sort of thing!
    Haha- ditto. Suuper acoustically loud- it's the Santa Maria timber (no other Gibson guitar I know of seems to have used it) and ultra-slim body... vibrates like no other.


    I pick this thing up when I'm at my desk and can't be bothered plugging in. I haven't tried screwing up the pole pieces- i'll give that a go and see how I like it. I haven't checked the pots either- i'll have a look.


    One other weird thing about this model is the finish. Super weak, sweat soluble finish that comes right off onto my hand every time I play this thing for a long enough, hard enough session.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Duaneflowers Les Paul X-What do all the various switches do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BURSTGANG View Post
    I had the electric version.

    The new Gibson Rory Gallagher model

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    Duaneflowers Les Paul X-What do all the various switches do?
    http://www.gibson.com/Products/Elect.../Features.aspx
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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly69 View Post
    The new Gibson Rory Gallagher model
    I don't think Rory's Strat had fire damage.
    Pauls to the walls!

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    In 1986, my first Gibson was something I had never seen before or since. It was a ES 335-S which is a solid body ES 335. It was the deluxe model. It played very nice but it wasn't rock and rolly enough for me. Just looked goofy. I kept it for about a month and then traded it for a 1974 Gibson Alpine White 20th Anniversary Les Paul Custom which I still own. It's plenty of rock and rolly.

    I didn't take any pictures but the link should show you what they looked like.

    https://www.chicagomusicexchange.com...-s544/11012854

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Can't find the pics I took of mine but, its just like this one except mine has double-ring Klusons. '41 ES-300.

    Well, hell, I can't seem to upload a pic. Just imagine a blond one and yer in the ballpark.
    Last edited by mistersnappy; 12-20-18 at 01:47 PM.
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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by Cholo View Post
    In 1986, my first Gibson was something I had never seen before or since. It was a ES 335-S which is a solid body ES 335.
    Looks a bit like the double cutaway guitars Carvin was building back then:




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