Gibson 2020: '70s V/Explorer, Adam Jones, and Tony Iommi sig models

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  1. thrashinbatman

    thrashinbatman SS.org Regular

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    If the Epiphone one had a matching white headstock I probably would have bought it, because it's otherwise pretty slick. I'd prefer ebony to rosewood but that isn't make or break. I basically want a straight rip-off of the MX, Epiphone or Gibson, but as usual, they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
     
  2. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    The MX body and headstock aren't strictly identical so I guess it'd be a no-go, at least from Gibson. 84 reissues, why not, but I guess they'd have done some already if they could/wanted.
     
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    I wish they'd make the Bill Kelliher Golden Axe Explorer a standard model, but they must not move enough Explorers to justify more than 2-3 colors a year (white, black, whatever).
     
  4. possumkiller

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    The MX220 is a straight copy of Hetfield's 84 explorer that he sent to them. The only difference is is his preferred control layout, black hardware, and their bigger banana headstock with matching paint. His first MX220 even had passive pickups because he still hadn't switched to EMG.

    The Epiphone 84 copies the black hardware, control layout, and EMGs of the ESP but keeps the Gibson shape black face headstock. Basically the Epiphone 84 wasn't a 100% copy of either one.
     
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    Bodyshape wise there are some subtle differences too. Eventhough they look the same none of the bodylines is an exact match. The MX is a little more angular and a tiny bit longer as opposed to the gibson shape. Not by much but the difference is there.
     
  6. possumkiller

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    It depends on if you are comparing with the MX220 (Gibson 58/84 shape) or MX250 (Gibson 76 shape).
     
  7. uni777

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    Have had a 84 and two 76 explorers both of the shapes were different to my eps and ltd ones.
    I traced all of them when i was working on plans for my KL inspired 7string.
     
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  8. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    No thanks, that's my one "investment" model :D
     
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    That would be cool to see. Which ESPs did you have?
     
  10. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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  11. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Something else I just realized. :lol:

    The Gibson Custom exhibit, there was a V in the glass case. Single P90 with an X on it. Pete was heeeaavily hinting something with the X.

    Hmm. :D
     
  12. Dekay82

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    Id be all over that Adam Jones if I didn’t just get a 1980 LPC silverburst for my 40th beeday. Also just refin’d and explorer to be a goldtop this past summer.
     
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    I saw a pic on another forum of a new endorsee's guitar.

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    I’m still in the midst of a big Reverb sell off that was supposed to be in preparation for buying a LPC. In large part that’s because I’m a huge Adam Jones fan. So yeah...that Jones sig is almost certainly happening.
     
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  16. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Dude's been using G&L since Grunge was born. :lol:

    He's also been using Gibson since the '90s and would use them during the reunion, but IIRC since his sig model was released in 2010 he stayed really loyal to G&L. Curious to see if he's still using G&L live or if this is an exclusive deal.
     
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  17. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    That's a bummer for G&L. Such good folks, and perennial underdogs.
     
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    Yeah, I’m pretty certain he’s been using LP Customs as long as he’s been using the rampage. Would be cool if they issued his white one with the gold dots. I’d never buy, but it’d be cool.
     
  19. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    He's been using the Rampages since 1985 - 1986. He's been using the Les Paul Customs since 1996?

    He did have an Les Paul Studio Lite in the video for Would?
     
  20. Deadpool_25

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    Is this close enough? Lol

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