Gibson Exclusive Run Limited Edition Moderne Electric Guitar with Case

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The Gibson USA Moderne captures the look, feel and sound of the original, and puts it in the hands of players today. Moderne, a musical chimera, shrouded in the silvered mists of myth and legend, the Gibson Moderne has long been known as the enigmatic "guitar that never was"... or, was it? Designed as the third member of a trio of guitars in the new Modernist Series, prototypes of which were displayed at the 1957 NAMM show, the Moderne was originally intended to be the sibling of the Flying V and the Explorer, but never made it off the launch pad the way the other two then-futuristic classics did.

Although they are iconic symbols of rock guitar today, even the Flying V and Explorer were too far ahead of their time in the late '50s, and fewer than 200 units of both types were made in their original three-year run before deletion from the catalog in 1960. Perhaps Gibson foresaw that a third Modernist was pushing it just too far? Or did a poor early reaction to the guitar lead to its demise? Ted McCarty, president of Gibson at the time, has said a number of Modernes were made; other tales tell of prototypes and raw bodies being burned in a bonfire at Kalamazoo after early showings failed to set the guitar world alight.

Whatever the real story—and perhaps it is lost forever to the mists of time—the Moderne is perhaps rarest and most elusive Gibson guitar ever created. Or was, until now.

Product Specifications
Gibson Exclusive Run LE Moderne Electric Guitar with Case Specifications
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Slim Taper
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Medium - Cryogenically Treated
  • Nut Material: Tektoid
  • Nut Width: 1.695"
  • End of Board Width: 2.26"
  • Inlays: Acrylic Dots
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer 
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Bridge: Aluminum Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Keystone
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Control Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
  • Switch Tip: Black
  • Neck Pickup: 57 Classic
  • Bridge Pickup: 57 Classic +
  • Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
  • Case: Included
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Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
Charlie Pivonka Submitted: 10/12/2018
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Great guitar. plays very well.
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Setup on the guitar was terrible. I set it up and now it play fantastic. Volume controls are fair. No volume at all until you get the control up to about 1 1/2 or 2. Will not go into a good overdriven signal drive until between 8 to 10.
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Randy Submitted: 10/6/2018
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A pleasant surprise
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Looks stunning, plays & sounds great. Also a beautiful case.
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Dave R. Submitted: 9/27/2018
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Really good, but not great.
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I hoped when Gibson reissued the Moderne in 2012 that it would have the original "Gumby" headstock. Bummer. Well, I've made my peace with the split style headstock and American Musical's free financing sealed the deal. So, I bought one. Overall the guitar plays great, sounds good and has the retro 50s styling that originally drew me to it. The downsides are the fit and finish and bridge pickup. There are small chips in the fretboard around some of the frets. The edge of the nut is roughly finished. There is wood "fur" around the edge of the rear control cavity that was finished over. An indication of a dull router bit. These issues are unacceptable in a $750 guitar let alone a $2,000 guitar. Very disappointing. The bridge pickup is advertised as a 57 Classic PLUS. Mine has a regular 57 Classic in the bridge. Either Gibson or American screwed up. I didn't return it despite the flaws because it is light and the wood has nice figure. Gibson needs to do better.
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The Woo Submitted: 9/26/2018
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George Jetson's canoe paddle
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If you want to turn some heads, this is not a bad guitar to do it with. It has quite an unusual shape, and although there are plenty of oddly shaped guitars out there, this one has the classic historical credibility of being a 60 year old design and still looking every hit the fringe classic. But it's not just the looks that makw this a great guitar. It puts that classic two-humbucker configuration into a package thatbis light and well-balanced with controls that are out of the way but within easy reach. This guitar has the easy upper fret access and light weight of a flying v, but thanks to the shape of it's lower bout will stay in place sitting on your leg as well as an explorer if you choose to play it that way. The '57 Classic humhuckers give it that rich, full sound that is just as capable of churning out punchy heavy riffs as rich, buttery classic rock or toneful blues.
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Bill V Submitted: 9/26/2018
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What a beauty!
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Super fast shipping and case included! I have wanted one of these for years and there re no disappointments. Super quality an what you would expect from Gibson. Thanks AMS!
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David Swift Submitted: 9/23/2018
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Love the body style
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I've had an Explorer I'm had a flying v this is the third part that I never got my hands on would love to have one
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David Brown, drbrown@gci.net Submitted: 9/10/2018
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Perfect!
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With all the negative press lately on Youtube etc, I continue to enjoy Gibson products and have purchased several guitars in the last couple of years. The Moderne is my latest and from close examination it appears perfect. The finish, fit, fretboard and other materials. It also sounds wonderful! Another great American musical instrument from the best.
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Randall Reisz, Lynchiansarcoma@hotmail.com Submitted: 9/6/2018
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Like holding lost history
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Gibson has taken some hits about quality recently but I must say, there is nothing to complain about with this. I'm pleasantly surprised with this. Cheaper than expected, considering the history of the model. It looks great, plays great and included a custom case with an actual photo of it on the work bench during, quality check and setup. Almost bought the Epipy but got this instead. Glad I did. Gibson restored my will to continue creating.
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gary morandi Submitted: 9/5/2018
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More than what I expected!
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Beautiful looking. Perfect feel. Excellent sound. A new classic. It is really light and fast and easy to play besides looking awesome!
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David Submitted: 8/15/2018
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Well worth the Money
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One of a kind Guitar Awesome !
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