Gibson P-90 and Gibson Dirty Finger pickup in the neck and bridge positions
Tune-O-Matic bride with vibrola tailpiece
Grover™ tuners with 14:1 tuning ration
I often talk about how disappointing it is that large guitar corporations like Fender and Gibson have essentially given up on innovation and instead are focusing on throwing together different pieces of existing guitars and calling it a new model (see the Fender pawnshop series as an example of this).
However, this new showing from Gibson is a pleasant surprise. While I personally think its quite ugly, I do appreciate the fact that its not just following Gibson’s usual formula of making a new reissue of a les paul with nothing changed except a higher price tag. I like the combination of a Hot humbucker in the bridge with a vintage output P90 in the neck (the same pickup combination on the only signature model I’d actually consider buying from Gibson) and the fact that its a full hollow body is interesting (and actually a little surprising considering the high output pickups).
While I wouldn’t consider this guitar a huge success for Gibson, its definitely a step in the right direction.
I guess every guitarist has that guitar that they wish they still had. I traded this thing about 4 years ago for a strat that I ended up hating, what a mistake. Oh well, maybe I’ll find another one like it some day…