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#2971988 - 01/27/19 12:16 PM gibson zak wylde temple of doom moderne
allthekeys59 Offline
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Does any one own or have played this version of the moderne ? Gibson says 250 of them made. Would like to hear some opinions on quality of construction shape of neck ,likes , dislikes etc. Any info would be appreciated , thanks in advance.

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#2972790 - 01/31/19 05:57 AM Re: gibson zak wylde temple of doom moderne [Re: allthekeys59]
Winston Psmith Offline
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Sorry for the delay in responding. To be honest, I'd never seen one until you mentioned it, so I went to look it up. It strikes me as very much his take on the Moderne, with active EMG pickups, and his signature 'striped' top. Sonically, I would expect it to be much like his signature LP, or that hybrid SG/Flying V model.

FWIW, it seems to be out of production, and only available used for around $2000? If I were interested in a Moderne, I'd probably look into one of these - 2019 Gibson Moderne

There's also an Epiphone version, for around $600US.
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#2973370 - 02/02/19 05:22 PM Re: gibson zak wylde temple of doom moderne [Re: Winston Psmith]
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Way too many other axes out there for it to grab me. It was always a sales dud for Gibson, which is why it never stays in production long. Really glad to see Gibson going back to its core lines, which was all everyone ever wanted. Gibson never belonged in the Super Strat or Tele game, just like Fender doesn't belong in the LP, 335, or acoustic game.

Edited by Bluesape (02/03/19 08:32 AM)
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