Oops! I have to admit I took a double-take when I cruised over to Gibson’s website this afternoon only to discover that they’d rather unceremoniously pulled the veil off all but four of the remaining sixteen Guitar Of The Week instruments.
Now, I have no way of knowing if it was intentional or not––heck, someone in their web department may have just hit Publish when they should have hit Save––but considering that Gibson’s own hype was that they’d be revealing a new custom model each week, it seems highly unlikely that they meant for this to happen.
Still, ones man screw-up is another man’s “Late-Breaking News,” so before Gibson gets wise and pulls all the product pages down, here’s what we can look forward to for the next twelve weeks…
- Week 37 – ’67 SG Special Reissue w/P90’s
- Week 38 – SG Classic Custom Aged Cherry
- Week 39 – Les Paul Classic Custom
- Week 40 – ’84 Flying V Reissue
- Week 41 – Nashville Les Paul Jr. Double Cutaway
- Week 42 – Les Paul Classic Custom w/3 Pickups
- Week 43 – Explorer w/Short Vibrola
- Week 44 – Les Paul Standard Un-burst
- Week 45 – Joan Jett Melody Maker Double Cutaway
- Week 46 – Les Paul Classic Custom w/3 Pickups
- Week 47 – ’84 Explorer Reissue
- Week 48 – RD Standard Reissue
Highlights, in this blogger’s opinion, include the seriously stylin’ new ’67 SG Special Reissue w/P90’s, the intriguing Nashville Les Paul Jr. Double Cutaway (which features a single dog-eared P-90 pickup, and a custom pickguard sporting the “Prairie Flower” graphic from Gibson’s acoustic SJ-200,) and the Les Paul Classic Custom armed with three Dimarzio Super Distortion pickups.
Also notable is week #45, the Joan Jett Melody Maker, as it’s the first guitar in the series to bear an artist’s name, and hey––I love that headstock.
Sadly, unless they pull a rabbit out of their hat I think we can pretty much kiss goodbye the possibility of seeing a custom ES-335 or other hollowbody Guitar Of The Week model.
I’ll be taking a closer look at each of these instruments in the weeks to come.