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#1 User is offline   Rabs 

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:13 PM

Government Series II

Great Gibson electric guitars have long been a means of fighting the establishment, so when the powers that be confiscated stocks of tonewoods from the Gibson factory in Nashville—only to return them once there was a resolution and the investigation ended—it was an event worth celebrating. Introducing the Government Series II Les Paul, a striking new guitar from Gibson USA for 2014 that suitably marks this infamous time in Gibson’s history.

A distinctive vintage-gloss Government Tan finish, complemented by black-chrome hardware and black plastics and trim, is topped by a pickguard that’s hot-stamped in gold with the Government Series graphic—a bald eagle hoisting a Gibson guitar neck. Each Government Series II Les Paul also includes a genuine piece of Gibson USA history in its solid rosewood fingerboard, which is made from wood returned to Gibson by the US government after the resolution.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:52 PM

Love them… Excellent series and well priced… Good one Gibson... [thumbup]
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:01 PM

"A distinctive vintage-gloss Government Tan finish..."



lol,, Government tan...? Was that the color of the khakis they wore during the raid?


But,, I quite like that color on the SG. :-k



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:19 PM

I think the gov owes gibson financial restitution for the hassle they caused. Of all the things for them to worry about and spend time +$$ on,,what some gtr mfgr wood they use? Im hearing:: Beatles:: Revolution
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:23 PM

Damn! Back to the puny bevels, and non-tapered horns, on the SG! [thumbdn] :rolleyes:

And here I was hoping that trend was over! [tongue] [crying]

Otherwise, they're kinda cool! Maybe the Explorer, or "V" version, for me?
IF, I was to get any of them? I don't have a V or Explorer, as of yet. Hmmmm....

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 07:16 AM

Wow! I really like the V and the SG. Very slick.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 07:39 AM

Like on TV when the perp keeps returning to the scene of the crime to relive the thrill. [laugh]
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:49 AM

mahgerd how long can they milk this stupid thing? Another year, another wasted opportunity to put guitars out there that ten thousand people would buy instead of what? Another "limited run" of 400 each, or some other stroke of retail genius? Man, I so thought and think our hosts can do better than this.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:19 AM

I am not buying a beige Flying V
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:26 AM

View PostRiffster, on 23 January 2014 - 09:19 AM, said:

I am not buying a beige Flying V

Oddly enough since seeing the cut-up Explorer I've been thinking (not really seriously) about them and for $999 + however much a nice re-spray would cost........
I'd have to change all the black h'ware too; but Rabs is on a 'Black' theme just now so perhaps he'd make me an offer.......

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:32 AM

View Postpippy, on 23 January 2014 - 09:26 AM, said:

Oddly enough since seeing the cut-up Explorer I've been thinking (not really seriously) about them and for $999 + however much a nice re-spray would cost........
I'd have to change all the black h'ware too; but Rabs is on a 'Black' theme just now so perhaps he'd make me an offer.......

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Yup.. me loving the black stuff at the moment :)

And who could resist one of these.. Its part of Gibsons history with a confiscated fingerboard that was probably kept in an unconditioned room for 6 months.. Who wouldn't want that :^o
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:04 PM

View Postpippy, on 23 January 2014 - 09:26 AM, said:

Oddly enough since seeing the cut-up Explorer I've been thinking (not really seriously) about them and for $999 + however much a nice re-spray would cost........
I'd have to change all the black h'ware too; but Rabs is on a 'Black' theme just now so perhaps he'd make me an offer.......

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I got to see two 1958 Explorers and two V of the same year in a guitar exhibit presented by Gruhn's at the Tennessee Museum, I recognized the set owned by Rick Vito of Fleetwood Mac fame because I have the cover of Vintage Guitar framed in my room. The other set of Explorer/V was in much better condition, the V had been owned by Clapton at some point.

Exceptionally beautiful guitars.

This is not meant to help your GAS Pippy.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 04:19 AM

The dirty fingers plus are a nice touch although I think 57's would be better
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:12 AM

View PostRiffster, on 23 January 2014 - 12:04 PM, said:

This is not meant to help your GAS Pippy....

Gee, Thanks, Riffster...........LOL!

Stunning guitars. I'd like to have read that issue!

As it happens I was discussing these pointy-guitars with another forumite a few months back and he reminded of this ad from back in the day;
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Well, I've got the M-M amp. Now all I need is the Explorer...........and a fraction of EC's playing skills would be a welcome bonus.......HA!

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

I am lovin these! I especially like the V and Explorer.
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:16 AM

Hey Donny!

'S'up?

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I was just thinking last night I hadn't noticed you here for a wee while!

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:33 AM

View Postpippy, on 25 January 2014 - 11:16 AM, said:

Hey Donny!

'S'up?

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I was just thinking last night I hadn't noticed you here for a wee while!

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Hi Pippy
I havent been I hooked up with a new band Going Under and we started with the Fred Nugent tribute band first.
Thats the Ted Nugent we already have shows its going over well.
Going under is going to be great stuff too. Pull Tabb was a 3 poece band and well the bassist was on drugs.
I told the drummer hey these guys want to jam with us and they arent on dope so lets go that way.
The bassist was a co-founder of Pull Tabb but I wrote all the songs so I just dissolved it and joined Going Under.
I always wanted a quartet like The Beatles KISS Thin Lizzy etc now I have it the bassist is amazing the guitar player is just like me too.
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:34 AM

View Postpippy, on 24 January 2014 - 05:12 AM, said:

Gee, Thanks, Riffster...........LOL!

Stunning guitars. I'd like to have read that issue!

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Well that is an old issue but if you search the story in Vintage Guitar.com you'll find it.
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:04 PM

That Explorer looks sweet! GAS is a killer......
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 05:26 PM

View Post10K-DB, on 22 January 2014 - 09:19 PM, said:

I think the gov owes gibson financial restitution for the hassle they caused. Of all the things for them to worry about and spend time +$$ on,,what some gtr mfgr wood they use? Im hearing:: Beatles:: Revolution

Just want to clarify,,Im not implying any type of civil unrest,,or anything like that when I mentioned the Beatles tune,,It was just playing on my radio,,thats all. But I still think that there are far more important things for the gov to worry about than the wood any gtr mfgr uses,,like for example ,,, the roads and streets in my community,,they are in bad shape,,need repair,,and many other things that effect the residents of my area,,need attention. We would benefit from $$ going to things like that more than hassling Gibson about what materials they use,,thats all. Happy Motoring!
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