- Aug 11, 2019
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Super cheap low line Gibson models made with MDF bodies. From the early 1980s.
I saw this on the Wiki link for what it's worth.Sounds like a type of fiberglass.
Wow $750 in 1981. No wonder noboby bought them.
If a manufacturer (of anything) does something like this, the motive usually has something to do with the harm they feel the product will do to their reputation. So they may have figured that if they had donated them, any kid playing one of these things starting out would look at a different mfr when it was time to move up.When Gibson bulldozered the Fireturd X guitars, I cheered. Those were SO bad, they could only hurt Gibson's reputation even more. It was a waste of a lot of wood and a lot of good hardware and electronics but the guitar design was SO bad.
I got one and still have it. Plays nice, fast neck, and tone is killer with neck pickup.
May not be the 'end all' guitar, but not bad for an afternoon. Came with original case. Black.
Paid 200 or 300 in the 1990s
These were made in 1980 and 1981 to combat the flood of cheap guitars coming from China etc.
Ibanez had just placed on the market a copy Les Paul to which Gibson quickly drew a lawsuit.
Surely no top line Les Paul, but several guitars made at later dates have been constructed in similar fashion.
Enjoy and make some loud noise. Buy another Marshall today!
I believe the electronics could catch fire spontaneously in those guitars.I remember when that happened, and it still irks me as much today as it did then. They have a right to do as they wish, but I bet they could have earned a lot of good will had they donated them to school music programs. Could have changed the lives of a lot of kids. Sad.