Shrouded in the silvered mists of myth and legend, the Gibson Moderne has long been known as the enigmatic “guitar that never was”. A prototype was displayed at the 1957 NAMM show, at the time the Moderne was originally intended to be the sibling of the Flying V and the Explorer, but never made it off the launch pad the way the other two then-futuristic classics did. The new Moderne captures the look, feel and sound of the original, and puts it in the hands of players today.

Gibson Moderne

Gibson Moderne Ebony

The Gibson Moderne is perhaps the rarest and most elusive Gibson guitar ever created. Or was, until now. “New” from Gibson USA a guitar of myth and rumour – reborn for the 21st Century

Gibson Moderne features:

  • Solid Mahogany body available in Trans Amber and Ebony finishes
  • Mahogany neck with slim, fast neck profile
  • Granadillo fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
  • Features a pair of powerful ‘57 Classic humbucking pickups
  • Vintage-style, pearloid-button tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio

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