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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Gibson Les Paul Hyperspeed Reply with quote

http://stetsbar.com/gallery/LP.Hyperspeed.htm

Found this when i was looking for horrible accoustics in google's image search

This was a prototype Midi guitar made by Gibson in the 80s. They came stung up with all B strings.

I think it's sexy as hell, if there was a pezio pickup that didn't sound horrible I'd love to make one... I guess you could use very high output pickups and bury them under the maple top and use the volume and tone knows on your amp?

I just think it looks sleek, kinda like a barbie doll.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is pretty kool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with SLOAN
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I could get a kit where the maple top wasn't already bound on I might go for it...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't that going to need an especially low bridge?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
Isn't that going to need an especially low bridge?


I wouldn't see why...

Others have burried pickups under pickguards before, I can't imagine a thin maple veneer would be that much more dense?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was looking at the fretboard height to the body which I thought was less than normal - looks like they ran the strings very close to the body. The base for the bridge looks a little unusual to me and I wondered whether that was because they were trying to recess it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
I was looking at the fretboard height to the body which I thought was less than normal - looks like they ran the strings very close to the body. The base for the bridge looks a little unusual to me and I wondered whether that was because they were trying to recess it.


Maybe, it's called a "hyperspeed", supposedly it was gonna be a shread machine.

I know Gibson used to test prototype stuff with regular musicians. In the early 90s my Dad's bass player was given one a bass head that looked like this for free...



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^those eden amps kick ass. i got to play one for some SHIT country musician opening up for Bill Kirchen.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Gibson Les Paul Hyperspeed Reply with quote

nwordjim wrote:
http://stetsbar.com/gallery/LP.Hyperspeed.htm

Found this when i was looking for horrible accoustics in google's image search

This was a prototype Midi guitar made by Gibson in the 80s. They came stung up with all B strings.

I think it's sexy as hell, if there was a pezio pickup that didn't sound horrible I'd love to make one... I guess you could use very high output pickups and bury them under the maple top and use the volume and tone knows on your amp?

I just think it looks sleek, kinda like a barbie doll.


Everything apart from the trem is good, but that trem looks like an afterthought.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



That is the original bridge they had. I think.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That is the original bridge they had. I think.


No different guitar completely.

That is the Les Paul Accoustic, not Hyperspeed. They actually sold a few of those acoustics to the public.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Gibson Les Paul Hyperspeed Reply with quote

thedudes wrote:
nwordjim wrote:
http://stetsbar.com/gallery/LP.Hyperspeed.htm

Found this when i was looking for horrible accoustics in google's image search

This was a prototype Midi guitar made by Gibson in the 80s. They came stung up with all B strings.

I think it's sexy as hell, if there was a pezio pickup that didn't sound horrible I'd love to make one... I guess you could use very high output pickups and bury them under the maple top and use the volume and tone knows on your amp?

I just think it looks sleek, kinda like a barbie doll.


Everything apart from the trem is good, but that trem looks like an afterthought.


The trem is a stetsbar, http://stetsbar.com/

it's aftermarket and was put on by the owner, not Gibson. I don't liek it either.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DanHeron wrote:


That is the original bridge they had. I think.


Drooooollllll! That is more like it!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The black one at the top is a Les Paul Hyperspeed Midi prototype:

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The one I have was a Hyperspeed version set up with all ‘B’ strings to make the tracking faster. Although I have the Photon rack unit I was never able to find a Hyperspeed cartridge to test the MIDI functions, so I have recently had it modified so it can be played as a ‘normal’ stringed guitar (reversible I may add!).


The one i posted i think is a les paul acoustic... but it could be another midi guitar. hmm
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DanHeron wrote:
The black one at the top is a Les Paul Hyperspeed Midi prototype:

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The one I have was a Hyperspeed version set up with all ‘B’ strings to make the tracking faster. Although I have the Photon rack unit I was never able to find a Hyperspeed cartridge to test the MIDI functions, so I have recently had it modified so it can be played as a ‘normal’ stringed guitar (reversible I may add!).


The one i posted i think is a les paul acoustic... but it could be another midi guitar. hmm


yeah, that's what I said.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nwordjim wrote:
DanHeron wrote:
The black one at the top is a Les Paul Hyperspeed Midi prototype:

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The one I have was a Hyperspeed version set up with all ‘B’ strings to make the tracking faster. Although I have the Photon rack unit I was never able to find a Hyperspeed cartridge to test the MIDI functions, so I have recently had it modified so it can be played as a ‘normal’ stringed guitar (reversible I may add!).


The one i posted i think is a les paul acoustic... but it could be another midi guitar. hmm


yeah, that's what I said.


Ah yeah sorry, I missed your post.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another Gibson Les Paul acoustic... fromt he 70s

http://www.wernerg.com/guitars/Jumbo/Les%20Paul%20Jumbo.htm



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That acoustic is almost as bad looking as the new tiger guitar thingy. Gibson have some really poor designs, look at this!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hyperspeed looks really cool at least (to me). Does it have a MIDI out? If so, it'd be a cool looking synth guitar if nothing else. I guess there is a tiny tiny market for those.

The flame top "acoustic" posted just looks too weird in the bridge area to me....all sculpted so that it looks like it was biologically mutated.

I like the stetsbar on the hyperspeed though as it gives the eye something to look at.

I think a normal black les paul custom would be better though....so there is really no point to any of this rambling.
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