I always wondered if this guitar ever did exist. Many call it the "Bigfoot of the Guitar World"' with no real record of its existance. This raises many questions, unfortunately not many answers. So i turn to the SS community for your takes on this legendary guitar. Here are some facts i do know... In 1957' 3 guitar sketches were made at Gibson Guitars, these were the start of a "New Age" of body shapes' going against the traditional styles at the time. These guitars were on the drawing board as the Explorer, Flying V' and the MODERNE. Though the explorer and flying v were in fact put into production in 1958, they did not sell very well. Surviving examples fetch upwards of $100,000. But what about the Moderne? The moderne wasn't released until 1982, and still didn't sell too well. Many have tried to find evidence or proof of prototypes that exist, but not much has amounted. In the mid 1980's, guitar collectors offered a $1,000,000 reward to anyone who could find the guitar, but it was never found. Also, a shipment list from Gibson was shown to have "Mod. Guitars" on the label, but noone can find even a hint of them being Modernes, so many believe it was in fact Gibson Explorers. Sources claim Ted McCarty said there were a few prototypes made, but still no proof. Many theorys to it exist, but few are able to be backed up. So after all this typing...WHAT'S YOUR OPINION ON IT?