Gibson USA Eye Guitar rattles controversy in the guitar world – Gibson’s Eye Limited Edition Guitar is getting extreme buzz in the guitar world, however, not the positive buzz that Gibson was hoping for. It turns out that the Gibson Eye LE is stirring up more controversy than positive appeal.
If you have not yet read our recent post of the Gibson USA Eye Guitar, then follow the link.
Here’s some of the enthusiastic feedback on the guitar’s product page comment thread:
“This is the ugliest ******* thing you guys have ever made. Stay off the LSD and start making affortable (sic.) great sounding guitars ”
“Uggggly! With a capital “U”! …and pointeless… ”
“PLEASE….SCRAP THE ENTIRE 2009 LIMITED RUN SERIES before one more innocent tree has to die needlessly. ”
“Hey, Gibson, are you trying to out-do yourselves here? First, the Reverse V, then the Reverse Explorer, then the Holy V and Holy Explorer, and now this? This “Eye” thing, hands-down, is the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen (even more-so than the Pontiac Aztec). It’s not “retro;” it’s not “futuristic;” it’s just plain ugly. Gibson has made some of the most beautiful instruments ever created – the Les Paul, the SJ-200, the Lloyd Loar Mandolins, just to name a few. This new guitar is evidence that Gibson also makes the ugliest instruments. Do yourselves a favor and fire the people that designed this, then fire the people that approved its release. And stop needlessly killing innocent trees… ”
“Eye carumba! ”
We’re not really sure if that last comment was intended to be a positive or not, but you get the idea. The Gibson Eye Guitar carries a USD MSRP of $2,497, which is the answer to that age-old question: “at what price, DAMN, THAT THING IS UGLY!”
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