Steve Clark Gibson

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  1. Plant

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    I am presuming they haven't since I can't find anything about it, but have Gibson ever done (or thought about doing) a Steve Clark Gibson?

    I would sell the wife and kids for one. Well, maybe :)
     
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    Not that I know of. And he was a big endorser of gibson before :slash: came along. As far as I know his gf that he had when he died sold all of his stuff so trying to do a replica would be impossible. But then again they are selling beano's so :p
     
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    What! His missus sold all his gear!
    Now that's a real dog act in my book. Surely she didn't need the cash that desperately.
    Pisses me off that. :mad2:
     
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    BMS Senior Member

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    Which one the XR-1, white Custom, black Custom or maybe the Firebird?
     
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    I really don't see Gibson doing a SC sig anytime soon?

    Yes, he was a devout Gibson player, but cosidering what lead to his death ( especially at such a young age), we won't see that happen! Maybe as a tribute, but even that's a stretch.

    Not to mention the fact that he really didn't play Gibsons exclusively.

    What about his Double-necks (EDS-1275s)?
     
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    Which one is it?

    RichBrew
     
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    I have seen Steve's twin neck white SG for sale in England not too long ago.
    Can't remember the price.
     
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    i believe it was the hysteria album that listed Steve Clark ( talk about going down hill, Def turned atrocious when he left, proving to me he had all the good ideas/riffs) only plays Gibson Guitars, i never saw him with anything else really.
    it wouldnt make sense to say the way he died would keep them from making a signature guitar, slash, clapton et. al. aren't exactly known for clean living now, are they?
     
  10. Plant

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    He played Hamer up until and included High n Dry (I think) and Gibson (pretty much exclusively after that, apart from a Strat on Love Bites, given to him by Jimmy Page) after that.

    Yep, the band were certainly not the same afterwards.
     
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    Agree 100%. He was a great player and showman.
     
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    I think it would be kind of cool if they did the XR-1.
     
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    well that was so great of her....
     
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    Dead guys cant play guitars, and I am guessing his GF does not either!
     
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    It was somewhere in the £3000 price range; it had some documents for provenance as I recall. My wife actually suggested I bid for it (!) but she's never been good with money...
     
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    Both!

    Just because he prefered/mostly Gibson guitars, didn't mean he played them ALL the time! He also (as many guitarists do) played Fender guitars (specifically Strats), as well as Hamer and Dean guitars. Same thing goes for Slash, but I'm not going to get into THAT one!:rolleyes:

    What I would actually like to see is for Gibson to finish what they started just before he died - There were 4 Custom EDS-1275s on order at the time of Steve's death. I'm actually kind of interested in what exactly made them "custom" (maybe they were equipped with Trems)?
     
  17. ElectricGuitarist33

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    I agree with you 100% it actually does say something like that he plays, and the only thing he ever will play is Gibson. It's not just Steve Clark plays Gibson, it's he plays, only has, and only will.

    I agree about the death thing too.
     
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    The black Custom is one of my favorites of his, he was a great player.
     
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    I like the white one better imo.
     
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    It makes perfect sense! This IS Gibson we're talking about?

    I didn't mean to imply that he didn't deserve a sig because of his lifestyle or that it was his downfall (COD), but that (IMHO) Gibson usually only goes out of their way to promote/profit from the those who've survived their demons or those who died by no fault of their own. Not that SC's death was any less tragic, but we're talking about a marketing machine (Gibson) here!
     

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