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New Gibson bodyshape

New Gibson bodyshape  ·  Source: Instagram / Cesar Gueikian


Gibson teases a new model. Brand President Cesar Gueikian has revealed yet another new Gibson model via his Instagram account. Looking like a derivative of the old 1980s MIII model, but with an Explorer headstock. Will this new Gibson be available soon, or is it just a prototype?


Gibson tease a new model

This latest Instagram post by Cesar Gueikian is yet another new model that bears the Gibson logo on the headstock. But will this design prove popular? Or will it become another oddball design for the American guitar brand?

New Gibson or prototype?

New Gibson or prototype?

Odd Headstock choice?

To my untrained eye, it looks very similar to the early 1990s MIII model that Gibson launched to try and claim some of the Superstrat markets back in the day. There are strong hints of the recent limited edition Theodore as well. A guitar designed by Ted McCarty but never released back in the 1950s.

Gibson Theodore Natural

The Gibson Theodore was designed by Ted McCarty

It has an Explorer headstock shape. Combine that with the vibrato tailpiece and we could be in for a bumpy ride. This may cause tuning stability issues, as those strings don’t have a straight pull through the nut. I have found that Gibson often has issues cutting a decent nut at the factory, so this may be an issue.

As ever this latest tease was done via Instagram Stories which only lasts for 24 hours and so you may have missed it. Thankfully, the YouTube channel The Trogly’s Guitar Show has already created a video about the guitar and so you can check that out below.


I’m not really a fan of the overall look. But it does come with twin humbuckers and so I am sure many players will like the design. For me personally, it looks a bit of an ugly duckling though.

Tell us in the comments section below what you think of this new Gibson design.

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11 responses to “Gibson teases a new model via Instagram”

    Felicidade1 says:

    There’s a good reason why Theodore was never released…

    Delirium says:

    Oh no, this guitar is not my taste, and so expensive 😮‍💨urhgh

      Jay says:

      All their gear is overrated and over prices. Gibson doesn’t give s crap about music or musician’s. Corporate greed at its finest

    SA says:

    I actually like the Theodore (LP Special is my favorite guitar), but this version doesn’t appeal to me.

    Still, I’m glad to see them experimenting with any new designs. The current Gibsons I’ve played have been great quality, but some more variety would be welcome for me.

    JP says:

    Well done Gibson. Another ‘grandad’ guitar.

    Jay says:

    F**k Gibson and their greed. By one used if you can. Overpriced and overrated. I will play straight up chinese counterfeit gibsons out of principle.

    Rocky Dennis says:

    A couple of things – people keep commenting on Gibson’s greed. They’re not rolling in money like people think they are. People are forgetting that Gibson filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2018 with debts of $500 million. Bankruptcy didn’t make those debts go away – they still have to pay that off. If they’re greedy because they’re overpriced, what does that make PRS? And have you seen Fender’s prices lately? Gibson’s prices have stayed much more stable over the years than Fender’s – a Fender American Original 50’s Telecaster is $2150 US, and is much easier to build than a Les Paul. A Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb sells for $1599; in 2020 it was $1099 – that’s a 45% increase in two years. (Meanwhile a Vox AC15 currently sells for $799.) But I never hear anybody calling Fender greedy.

    Samantha says:

    I don’t think it’s very hot. Maybe he can get some plugs for the hair loss? I do like his beard though

    S says:

    Yawn. Maybe go and get a cheap second hand guitar instead?

    Feurope says:

    The thing is not another Theodore, it’s a new design by Cesar himself! It might never be released.

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