Iconic Guitars

Vintage guitars, re-issues and relics found on the web or in stores

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Gibson Eye Guitar - 350 future collectible at $1,299

Gibson is launching today the Eye electric guitar which I mentioned just last week.

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
As a reminder, this is a limited series guitar and there is a reserve program to pre-order low serial numbers. Not sure how it works but I'd try Guitar Center. The Gibson Limited Run Eye Electric Guitar Fire Engine Red* retails at $1,299 there.


guitar collecting said...

hmm..looks a bit weird..can't decide if I like that or not..

Jammers5 said...

I love it and have one ordered and cannot wait to get it!

Guillaume said...

It'd be nice to hear how it sounds, so feel free to post a video :)

Jammers5 said...

Got the guitar today - I am having too much fun with it! Sounds feels and looks great! The color is a lot redder that the pictures you see online - not at all orange like in the pics here!

Lots of negative comments floating around regarding the appearance of this guitar but I absolutley LOVE mine!!!!