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?
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.
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.
- New Gibson or prototype?: Instagram / Cesar Gueikian
- Gibson Theodore Natural: Gibson