Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Are You Experienced?

The Gibson Custom Shop has announced the Inspired by
series of limited-edition guitars, inspired by and built to the exact specifications of some of the most innovative guitarists of all time.

And the first guitar? It's the Jimi Hendrix Psychedelic Flying V. I'm assuming that Jimi didn't actually come back and specify this one. And actually, this isn't really 'inspired' by either, rather it's a 'copy of.'

It also seems that a lot of the work was in recreating the finish. No one is sure what Jimi used to paint the original (whether it was nail polish, enamel, or some combination.)

The finished result looks pretty cool. Not sure what the price is, but I'm sure all those ex-hippies who now work on Wall Street will be placing their order.

1 comment:

adrian said...

Even though I'm not a guitarist, I want one of these:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/s=freecat/search/detail/base_pid/519172/

I love the tuning knobs, and the color LEDs behind the volume and tone knobs.