The Gibson Theodore? Do we love it or hate it?

Knoby

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Remind me why they stopped making bursts in the 60’s.

Yeah this is not pretty, but I think the SG is uglier.

I bet if this had been released back in the day and someone had recorded some classic songs with it you'd all be tripping over each other to get one now.

I think it could be modernised with a trem, hot pickups, and a fast slim neck.

Reminds me of this jap version..
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At that price, how can you not like it?
 

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My first electric solid/ply body when i was 9 was a '67 Teisco Del Rey.... like this
My dad bought it for $25 and came with a free Fender Vibro-Champ
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Boy Howdy....what a piece of crap. The amp was very cool.

The Gibby is a step up.......................for $5k...........:rofl:

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There it is! That's the guitar they used to sell on the isle-ends at Thriftmart! 40 bucks!
 

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I was all like "fuck that ugly piece of shit". But then I saw the strap. Now I MUST have one!!!
 

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well it does have 2 P-90s.
but i'm not getting the 'chick magnet vibe' ,
so pass.
 

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This guitar looks like some kind of inanimate [email protected] of a thing. Gibson, just stop it already. Go back to your little offices and make me some Les Pauls, Flying V's, Exploders, ES175's and 335's.
 

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You know, It's getting harder and harder to come up with designs that are appealing, yet totally original.

They can be original, that's the easy part. Any grade-school kid can draw an original body shape.

To make something appealing, IMO one needs to borrow elements from some classic lines.

-Just my opinion.
 

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its a toss up but if someone put a gun to my head i think i would have to finger the fretboard on Theodore before the giant vajayjay on this monster


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Gibson are just gonna milk the 50’s collectors crap while other companies live in 2022

My problem is Gibson don’t use most of the designs they have.
Exactly! I mean, Gibson's entire empire was built on archtops - first acoustic, then electric as well - and their main competition in that field (until Gibson bought them) was Epiphone. I'm talking massive numbers of models.

Right now, between the 2 brands, they are offering a grand total of 1 (one) jazzbox - the "Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350-T".
MSRP? $9999.00. You can buy originals for less.

Were I in charge there, you can bet there'd be Switchmasters, L-5s, 175s, 125s, Emperors, Deluxes, Triumphs, Devons, L-7s, L-47s, etc., out the wazoo instead of 935,972,981.03 indistinguishably versions of the LP.

And the LP would be Standard (HB or P-90), Custom (P-90/staple or 3 HB), Special, and Junior. Period. At prices musicians, as opposed to stars - and investment bankers, could afford.
 

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