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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-11-2010, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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What ever happened to those Gibson Jimi Hendrix guitars?

As some of you may know Gibson was supposedly going to be releasing Jimi Hendrix Strat-style guitars. What ever happened to them? Haven't they been released yet, or was the project scrapped? I am asking this because the one set of pictures I find interesting. (pics at this location: http://www.musicradar.com/news/guita...x-model-221114) Even though I do not agree with Gibson's decision to make these (I see it as though they are using Jimi's name to make money), I actually like the looks of the guitar from the link above. The tremolo cavity is very odd too. Seems to be maybe a locking system as the neck looks as though it has been routed for a locking nut. Anyway, have you guys heard anything about these guitars?
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Re: What ever happened to those Gibson Jimi Hendrix guitars?

That is hands-down one of the ugliest guitars I've ever seen! Hate the headstock! Can't figure why they'd put a double locking trem on a "Hendrix" guitar.



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That is hands-down one of the ugliest guitars I've ever seen! Hate the headstock! Can't figure why they'd put a double locking trem on a "Hendrix" guitar.
Well personally I dig the headstock. I also dig the whole guitar. I just don't dig the whole Hendrix part. I don't really like seeing his name being put on a instrument he never used.

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Re: What ever happened to those Gibson Jimi Hendrix guitars?

When I see the full finished product, I must admit I've seen really cheap brands with a bad electric guitar reputation who have made guitars to a higher standard than that. Not only does it not look like a Strat, but it hardly looks like Gibson could've stooped low enough. It looks like a toy guitar you'd find in Target!
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Re: What ever happened to those Gibson Jimi Hendrix guitars?

Check out the CEO of Gibson's forum. He responded to peoples questions.

Basically the estate heard the publics complaints about the first basic model and pulled out. There were supposed to be higher end models too.
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It's all in that artIcle anyway, I suggest you go re-read it and check the links.
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http://www.gear-vault.com/gibson-hen...le-are-pissed/

thats got a picture of the finished thing, it has a normal trem though, don't get why they'd put such a massive cavity!

looks ugly, and i cant wait to see how the lawsuit goes down!
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Re: What ever happened to those Gibson Jimi Hendrix guitars?

Stupid headstock and a bad idea to attach Hendrix's name to it, but it's not like this is the first instrument with someone's name attached to it even though he never used it. Granted Hendrix isn't around to ok the deal, but really his family is just as guilty as Gibson in this. A set neck Strat is something I'd be interested in.

I don't understand why people talk about a lawsuit though, Fender doesn't have a leg to stand on, hundreds of other companies blatantly rip off the strat, and hundreds more do it less obviously.
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Remove the Hendrix Sticker and i'll buy it. Reverse Headstock Strat with a set neck sounds nice. Not sure how this looks like a toy, looks like a regular strat to me.

Don't care about Jimmy and his legacy. Get a life.

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Remove the Hendrix Sticker and i'll buy it. Reverse Headstock Strat with a set neck sounds nice. Not sure how this looks like a toy, looks like a regular strat to me.

Don't care about Jimmy and his legacy. Get a life.
There were pictures of a budget version that looked frankly horrrible, the body was sort of offset shape like a jaguar or mustang only badly and still a bit like a strat, I think it was these that people objected to, the high end model aside from the headstock looks like a strat, albeit with set neck.
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Re: What ever happened to those Gibson Jimi Hendrix guitars?

What LonePhantom said ^
looks like it will never happen due to public outrage. If they wanted to attach Jimi's name why not just do a signature SG??
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Well I like the high end set neck model. The low end ones were ugly and stupid. I wonder what will happen to those guitars being made in the pictures. They were pretty nice aside from the using Jimi's name to make money. I agree with guitarnoize. I think they should have done a replica of Jimi's SG rather than something he never played.
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If anyone still care's I think I found out what trem was to be put on the high end model. The Steinberger TransTrem 3. Look at the cavities in the pics in the first post and look here at a Steinberger ZT3 http://www.sweetwater.com/guitargall...m/s0907210675/

Seems as though it could have been a pretty sweet guitar.
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I think they should have done a replica of Jimi's SG rather than something he never played.
... not to mention something that didn't even EXIST when he was alive.
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I wonder why they thought this was a good idea in the first place.
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