The triumphant return of the Gibson Moderne
Here’s something I wrote for Gibson.com recently, about the newly reissued Gibson Moderne. This was a really fun article to research and I hope you dig it.
The Moderne is the great lost Gibson guitar. Shrouded in mystery and myth, its story has been passed around in dimly lit bars, cluttered music stores and thronging NAMM Show floors for almost six decades now. It’s elusive and desirable, partly due to its unique styling and partly due to its sheer unattainability for so many years. That’s all about to change (the scarcity, anyway: the Moderne will remain as freaky-cool as ever). But more on that in a moment. First, let’s backtrack.