Anyone else here think Gibson is on some sort of hot streak with their marketing lately? First, they announce that they are not going to NAMM, which made everyone say “WHAAAAAAAA? What could they be planning?” After the announcement we had all eyes on Gibson. All they had to do was reveal something rad. Well, they did end up showing at CES in Las Vegas and had something new with them (Photos via Total Guitar):
Well, okay. I guess?
This is what Gibson is calling the Flying V style guitar now (the official name seems to be the Modern Flying V). This definitely “cool” design is certainly something there, Gibson. Not much is known about these right now. We know that a) They come in two colors, gold and silver. b) They will have mirror pickguards. And c) They got one hell of a price tag.
Let’s talk about the shape of these fo a sec. It’s total trash. It’s like Gibson was asking everyone in the building if they had any new ideas and one schmuck said “Hey, you know what? What’s with all these V’s having all those straight lines, huh? You gotta throw some curves in there!” All those straight lines are what makes a ‘V’ a ‘V’. Not even talking about guitars here, that’s just how the letter works. Gibson took that totally great idea and applied it to one of their most classic, not broken shapes, and out came the perfect specimen you see before you.
Aaaaaaanyway, the Flying U is sure to have an official announcement soon. Who knows, maybe this is the hero that Gibson needs. Looks more like a lame sidekick to me. Oh yeah, the price we mentioned earlier? Only $4,500. Gibson sure is cruuuuuuushing it. Yep. This is what crushing it looks like.