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Friday, 26 June 2009

New: The Gibson Shark Fin limited run

UPDATE: The Shark Fin is out. >> Search Gibson Shark Fin on eBay now.

A new Gibson is about to hit the stores! The Gibson Shark Fin is the latest addition to the limited run series. It has NOT been announced but it is supposed to launch on July 2nd if this listing on the Guitar Center is correct: Gibson Limited Run Shark Fin Electric Guitar Silver Metallic¹

Price at Guitar Center will be $1,599 apparently (MSRP $2,299). It seems you can already reserve and order yours.

I haven't located more information or a picture yet but will update the blog if I find anything. In the meantime, I have included the listing picture at the bottom which might update when Guitar Center refreshes its content.

Could it be an asymmetrical Flying V like a Jackson Randy Rhoads? I am very eager to know. What's your guess?

UPDATE: I'm thinking it could be based on the "legendary" Gibson Moderne (a design sister of the Explorer and Flying V) because it is described as a shark fin on wikipedia. I am pretty sure it will launch on July 2nd because Musician Friend has a "Gibson Limited Run Shark Fin Electric Guitar Silver Metallic" and Music 123 has a "Gibson Limited Run Shark Fin Electric Guitar Silver Metallic¹". All available July 2nd.

UPDATE 2: Someone left an interesting comment below describing the Shark Fin:
it looks like a explorer with a swooping cut a way in the rear and a slightly scalped horn. it has a reverse head explorer headstock with cylindrical "thimble" looking machine heads. the hardware is brushed aluminum. no pick guard. it is seriously a METAL guitar..no holds barred.


UPDATE: we now have a real picture of the Gibson Shark Fin!

Gibson Limited Run Shark Fin Electric Guitar Silver Metallic¹

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

it looks like a explorer with a swooping cut a way in the rear and a slightly scalped horn. it has a reverse head explorer headstock with cylindrical "thimble" looking machine heads. the hardware is brushed aluminum. no pick guard. it is seriously a METAL guitar..no holds barred.

Guillaume said...

Interesting tip. Thanks! Where did you see it? I'm guessing these babies must have started their journey from the factory to the stores.

Did you get to play one?

Anonymous said...

they built one in january at the factory and a picture an employee took got circulated thru good friends via e-mail. i heard it might be delayed awhile however its worth the wait im sure. it is so sick i cant believe it!!!!

Guillaume said...

Great story. I like it. Feel free to email me the picture!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Eddie Van Halen's Shark Guitar. Go to http://www.edroman.com/guitars/abstract/shark.htm

for a pic.

mike said...

it does look like that van halen shark design..but only with smoother lines. thats the closest pic i saw that resembles the shark fin. very close. i know that pic is out there somewhere.

JIM said...

i think Gibson is naming it the Shark Fin because that name has only been associated with designs such as Gibson's Moderne and Jacksons randy rhodes axe. this way they will lock up that name for good. i need to see that guitar.. the buzz surrounding it is getting larger.

JIM said...

maybe gibson realeased a pic awhile back? i cant find it anywhere..anonymous : are you sure it was a gibson?

Anonymous said...

MOST PEOPLE WILL HATE IT BUT I THINK IT RULES...GOOD LINES AND FLOW...I ORDERED ONE.

Anonymous said...

The price has already gone up form the original posted price. It must have had a lot of orders placed.

Anonymous said...

mr anonomus must like Millers horseradish huh??

George's Music said...

We just got one in at George's Music in Orlando, FL! We've got number 22, so call me if you want one! 407-352-8000

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