The Eye's looks (pun intended) is of course cause for controversy. From the reviews on Gibson's site, it seems people either love it or hate it.
As I said before, not an awesome guitar to me but definitely one of a kind. So, definitely a collectible guitar and who knows, maybe even a future iconic guitar. What if the next Jimi Hendrix or Kirt Cobain became famous with one - a lot of artists have chosen their guitar in the past to differentiate and brand themselves.
And maybe you'll even enjoy the Eye's main features:
- 24-fret neck (not so common on a Gibson) without position markers
- 490R and 498T humbuckers
- nitrocellulose lacquer
- all red: body, headstock, pickup covers
- unique body shape (offspring of a SG and a Strat?) and pickguard shape
- mahogany body and neck