1981 Gibson Moderne Korina 1958 Original Reissue + ORIG Hard Case. Lovies guitars is offering up a gorgeous and Rare 1981 Vintage Gibson 1958 Moderne Kornia guitar!
The guitar was played very little in 80s and was put in the case unlil last year. This guitar is in excellent.Just some very light marks and light scratching. One small ding on the tip of headstock and the Gibosn logo has a small crack as they all do. Probabably the coolest Gibson to come out of the 80s! The guitar sounds absolutely incredible! This guitar has an amazing feel and is quick to bond with! It is an absolute beauty, rare Tim Shaw HBs, and gorgeous color with a perfect set-up ready to play! No breaks, cracks or repairs.
Minimal fretware on a perfect neck! This guitar has never been modified. All solder joints are untouched and clean. More pics on our site. WEIGHS in at: 7.3 lbs.845 at the 1st Fret. 945 at the 12th Fret. All guitars are fully insured and we will deal with it.
Lovies Guitars has CITES Master File and Certificates will be issued when and where needed. In the vintage guitar world, the Gibson Moderne is the ultimate maddening mystery the Holy Grail, El Dorado, the Unicorn etc. It was designed along with the Flying V and Explorer as part of Gibsons Modernistic series in 1957 in order to shake up Gibsons stodgy image. The V and Explorer made it into production, but the Moderne seemingly never saw the light of day, until Gibson saw fit to finally issue a limited run in 1982 and 1983.
To this day, not a single 57 Moderne has ever been verified as original by anyone, although there have been forgeries, copies, and more false sightings than one could imagine. Legendary guitar historian George Gruhn is quoted: I have never encountered any original Moderne guitar made prior to their so-called reissue in the early 1980s, nor have I ever had a conversation with anyone who claimed [to me] to have seen one. I have significant doubts that they were ever made. If youve never seen a Moderne, its an extremely unique design thats impossible to ignore. The upper side of the body resembles a Flying V or a shark fin, while the smaller lower side looks like an old-style can opener or a fish hook.
It is a radical shape even today, so one can only imagine how it must have appeared in the conservative Eisenhower era all those years ago. The headstock was shaped like a widened boat paddle, with four string guides, and often referred to as the Gumby headstock. This Moderne is one of the very few (143 total) made by Gibson in 1982 and 1983, referred to as the Moderne Heritage model.
And its in great original condition. There is some cosmetic player wear on the body as you would expect. There is hardly a mark on the neck, headstock or fingerboard. The lacquer has been worn through on part of the upper body bout see pics. But this Moderne has been well looked after by a fastidious owner who bought it in Sydney 20 years ago, and its hardly been played since.
It has no structural or other issues and has resided in its original Gibson Moderne case ever since. It plays beautifully sleek, low action with no string buzz anywhere. A wide string spacing at the nut, the 12 radius fretboard and 22 Gibson jumbo frets add up to a very comfortable playing experience. And this thing sounds the business 2 killer gold humbucker pickups, each with its own volume control and a master tone control.
Features Solid Korina (African Limba) wood body Mahogany neck Rosewood fingerboard 22 frets and pearl dot inlays Boat paddle Gumby style headstock with raised Gibson logo in gold Gold plated hardware Two original Gibson / Tim Shaw PAF reissue humbucker pickups Adjustable Tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece Five ply black pickguard Gold plated Gibson tuners 2 x volume, 1 x tone control with black top hat knobs. _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). 1981 Gibson Moderne Korina 1958 Original Reissue + ORIG Hard Case" is in sale since Friday, May 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars".
The seller is "loviesguitars" and is located in Lakeside, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.