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Why doesn't Gibson or Epiphone come out with an updated model of the Moderne ... It's always been a Holy Grail guitar for many and Gibson already owns the rights to it so they wouldn't have to pay any royalties to anybody's family... I know they have been trying some pretty silly stiff lately to increase their sales ... Jimi guitar , Zoot, Blueshawk ... I'd bet they could sell a whole bunch of Modernes if they offered one , especially with an updated regular headstock(like a flying V) .... They've always had this ace up their sleeve... wonder why they never even considered this WAAAAY too COOL guitar ... Think of a flying V that's comfortable 8-[ ... I want one ...

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They've done occasional custom shop re-runs of the Modern, but they're pushing reverse V's right now, so at least they've made a slight return to that wacky Y headstock. Guess the upside down V would finally be a little easier to play the couch that way, but nothing like the Modern. =D>

 

Gil...

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Sorry, but those reversed Vs just look DUMB!!! I've owned a couple Vs , even made one, but they're just as uncomfortable sitting down as they always were...When I'm gigging I'm standing ,no worries, but when I practice , i'm always sitting , that's when the V becomes "difficult"... and I'm ALWAYS practicing...

The Moderne seems to solve that problem , and yet still retains the cool top part of the V... Guess if Gibson's keeping this in wraps , then I'll have to make my own... I even have some ideas to make it even more ergonomic...

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The last newsletter I read that touched on the subject of the "Holy Grail" now has Gibson "see-sawing" about whether the Moderne prototypes (was it 2 or 3? I forget) ever even existed or not.

The V & "Futura"(Explorer) eventually materialized into on again/off again production, and even with photographic proof, the only thing they'll say is........if it ever DID exist, they were destroyed in the chop shop.

sigh........

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