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!