Iconic Guitars

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

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Gibson Futura Ultraviolet, 1983 Vintage

A quickie: a (not the 50's Explorer type).

80's Gibson Futuras are quite rare. Especially in that ultraviolet finish.

Could it be that the upcoming Gibson Shark Fin will look like this?

Gibson Futura Electric Guitar Vintage 1983 (Ultraviolet)
Anyway, I'm being lazy and copy/pasting the listing for this Futura guitar below.

Gibson Futura Electric Guitar Vintage 1983 Very Rare (Ultraviolet)

This the limited run, upscale model of the Gibson Corvus.

It has a solid neck as opposed to the Corvus which has a bolt on neck.

It is not to be confused with the 1950's Futura which was the precursor of the Explorer.

It has a Gibson Super Tune Vibrola incorporating the Gibson TP-6 Fine Tuning Tailpiece and an ergonomic cutaway on the back.

It has a TuneOMatic Bridge, 3 position toggle switch (for each pickup and both simultaneously)

It has 3 volume controls (for each pickup and master)

It has gold plated posilok strap buttons

I have had this since 1988. It was customized before that with a new twin humbucker. All gold plated hardware is original.

It plays very well and handles somewhere between an Explorer and an SG.