Wow! Extremely cool. These don’t come up very often. This is a very rare model with only around 500 ever made between 1982 and 1983, and very few that aren’t in a natural finish. Based on a 1958 patent along with the Explorer and Flying V (the ‘modernistic’ series guitars), the Moderne was not actually manufactured (or was it?) and was certainly never available to the public. Only the original patent drawings (minus the controls) are evidence of the original 1950s design. The story may be a myth but no-one has ever produced an original Moderne. So… the only vintage ones you can legitimately lay your hands on are these early 1980s ‘reissue’ (ironic, seeing as it was never actually issued in the first place!). The bass side of the body looks like half of a Flying V while the treble side of the body and the headstock are unique to this model. The Gibson logo is embossed, like some early Flying Vs. This guitar will become increasingly collectible because of its rarity and its history. Recently reissued in the 2010s as a Zakk Wylde artist model

  • Ivory finish
  • Korina mahogany slab body
  • Mahogany set neck
  • Rosewood unbound fingerboard with 22 frets and dot markers
  • Scale length 24¾”
  • Gold hardware
  • Twin humbucking pickups
  • Original hardshell case
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