Is The New Gibson Eye Guitar The Ugliest Axe Ever?

Gibson's latest limited edition guitar, the Gibson Eye, has axe enthusiasts rubbing their, er, eyes in disbelief...

Gibson's latest limited edition guitar, the Gibson Eye, has axe enthusiasts rubbing their, er, eyes in disbelief...


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Guitarists are divided over its unique design, which features a swooping handlebar pickguard and Fire Engine Red lacquer finish, debating whether it is design perfection or the ugliest guitar ever.


Whatever, at a cost of £1,299 and with production limited to just 350 instruments, the Gibson Eye is sure to become a highly collectible item.


The Eye features a mahogany body and neck and is similar in looks to the Gibson SG but with its horns lengthened. The hard-rockin' pickups are a 490R at the neck and a 498T at the bridge and coated in red, making it one of the most eye-ctaching axes Gibson has ever produced.


When we revealed the axe via our Twitter page yesterday we got some hilarious responses...


One Tweeter said: "That Gibson is hideous. It's like an accident between Derek Smalls and a 'Solero'!", while another balked: "Yuk! Looks like a bastard SG with a white waistcoat!"


Personally, we kinda like it... what do you think?