Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

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Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by Pacemaker » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:28 am

Apologies if this has been discovered and posted before... but this is strange. I don't know whether to be totally appalled, or just kind of okay with it:


http://www.iheartguitarblog.com/2009/09 ... ndrix.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/ ... t-220867/2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by aokd00d » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:49 am

I say boooooooo :?
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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by BrianGT » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:51 am

That really takes the biscuit for cheek.......

That is in such poor taste it's not even funny.
I hope it bombs and damages the reputatons of all concerned in the process.......that is greed personified and has nothing to do with Jimi.
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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by Nork » Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:14 am

i don't know why but th headstock looks like that of a cheap beginners guitar one would find in a department store. lame. i can't say i'm that impressed with gibson lately.
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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by Foef » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:05 am

That's just wrong.
It's WRONG



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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by Wendigo » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:38 am

Ughhh...are the people at gibson on crack?

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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by bclaire » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:39 am

Wendigo wrote:Ughhh...are the people at gibson on crack?

I really think so....

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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by Le Chat Noir » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:09 am

As a lefty, I am constantly offended by all the tribute guitars bearing the name of lefty musicians... produced for righties only. The Jagstang is the worst offender of the bunch, as when they reissued it they made it righty only. I don't think Kurt would've approved :(
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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by chrisj1602 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:02 pm

I'm pretty sure Fender have already done this to a strat (ie. flipped bridge pup and headstock) and at a higher standard. The prices i've seen for these 'Gibson' models are Squier territory.

Though if you check the images out on this link, there appears to be a more slightly Gibson-like model on the way. Probably more Gibson priced too.

http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/gibson- ... model.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Anyway, the whole thing stinks! Especially after the Gibson vs PRS suit.
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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by thornicated » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:11 pm

well...i hate to say it...but you can't solely blame gibson on this one...the Hendrix family estate was involved...they are the ones capitalizing on this...

until i saw that this morning i didn't even know that fender had lost the rights to their shapes...
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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by Foef » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:23 pm

I don't care who's fault it is.
Its wrong!!!!!!



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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by blackcloud45 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:35 pm

I'm usually pretty open, but this?

I just threw up in my mouth a little.
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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by Les Paul Lover » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:56 pm

I'm not overly impressed, but if it inspires a few kids around the world to pick up a guitar and start playing, it's not all bad either.

Now, they have opened up door..... when are we going to see Jimi branded buble gum? Action figures? Acid tabs? :lol:
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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by Le Chat Noir » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:01 pm

Les Paul Lover wrote:I'm not overly impressed, but if it inspires a few kids around the world to pick up a guitar and start playing, it's not all bad either.
To be honest, I doubt that thought crossed their minds at all when designing this. Any kid who is insprisded by Hendrix would be just as happy with a Squier Strat or something. This thing is just an ugly, cynical abomination!
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Re: Weird: A Gibson Jimi Hendrix Model... That's NOT a Flying V

Post by CD9266 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:06 pm

Le Chat Noir wrote:
Les Paul Lover wrote:I'm not overly impressed, but if it inspires a few kids around the world to pick up a guitar and start playing, it's not all bad either.
To be honest, I doubt that thought crossed their minds at all when designing this. Any kid who is insprisded by Hendrix would be just as happy with a Squier Strat or something. This thing is just an ugly, cynical abomination!
Agreed. They'd probably be even more so happy with a Squire or a Fender strat, as that's what Hendrix actually played. I think Gibson is going through that "80s Dean" phase where they just start throwing out any marketing idea they can come up with and see what sells.
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