Another new Gibson shape (spoiler: it's a Roswell Rhoads)

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  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Saw this video on their IG. They're introducing a new shape, which is basically a tweaked Rosewell Rhoads.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BdvOJcrA4xK/

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    arasys SS.org Regular

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    but..but.. why? I bet it'll be limited edition $4000+
     
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    CapinCripes Trem Snob

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    I never even liked the original roswell rhoads.
     
  4. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Looks like a tooth. Feels like a tooth ache.
     
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    jl-austin SS.org Regular

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    Looks like the Star Trek Federation logo.
     
  6. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire gearwhoricus americanus

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    the roswell is easily the worst version of the the rhoads Vs. If that was a concorde I'd be losing my shit.
     
  7. CapinCripes

    CapinCripes Trem Snob

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    Well, I swear the gibson CEO must be a ferengi so it fits. One of the worst CEO's to work for I hear. If the guitar is called the enterprise though I might have to love it. that would be a name that fit that shape.
     
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    Dineley SS.org Regular

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    Gross
     
  9. Mathemagician

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    And just like the fugly Roswell Rhoads this too shall pass.
     
  10. ElysianGuitars

    ElysianGuitars SS.org Regular

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  11. Noisy Humbucker

    Noisy Humbucker Red Handed Riff Raff

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    Okay-so the Roswell was ugly. I actually had one of the import bolt-on versions and you know what? It was surprisingly fun and comfy to play.
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Well, the bright side is that Gibson is trying new stuff.
     
  13. FitRocker33

    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    Too lame for the younger crowd and too extreme for dad rockers.

    Swing and a miss!
     
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    jwade Doooooooooom

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    Man that would've been a great model to have released in the late 90s.
     
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    or the 50's (to go with the tail fins on the cars of that era).
     
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  16. TonyFlyingSquirrel

    TonyFlyingSquirrel Cherokee Warrior

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    Gibson and Fender has lost all sense of imagination.
    A Strat is a Strat.
    A Tele is a Tele.
    A Les Paul is a Les Paul.

    Next?
     
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    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    ^ this
     
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    sezna undermotivated

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    That is pretty fugly but at least it is something new coming from Gibson...baby steps.
     
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  19. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Make it cheap so people buy them just to mod with tons of superfluous switches and stickers and blinking lights and shit and I'm down. If this thing came with an early 1960's caddilac taillight on it, I bet Johnny Rocket's style restaurants would all buy them for decoration.
     
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    I don't mind it, but why don't they just put out a concorde and take my money. I love me some V's, but this is kind of boring.
     

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