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Gibson Moderne

The Gibson Moderne' is an electric guitar model first designed by Gibson in 1957. It was designed alongside the Flying V and Explorer/Futura as part of a stylistically advanced line of electric guitars. However, unlike the Flying V and Explorer, the Moderne was not put into production until 1982.

Because few if any prototypes were made in the 1950s, and no authenticated example is known to exist, the hypothetical 1958 Moderne has been called both the "Holy Grail" of collectible guitars.


Epiphone Moderne

The Epiphone Moderne made its first appearance in the late 1990's as the Mo' Baby Moderne and was a full-size travel-type guitar with a built-in amplifier and speaker. Since then, the Epiphone Moderne has been produced in very limited numbers as special run model only a handful of times.

One such special run was the 2001 E-Series USA Collection Moderne. Much like the 1957 Gibson version, very few, examples of this guitar exist. It is rumored that the Epiphone USA Moderne, along with the rest of the E-Series USA Collection, never made it beyond the prototype stage.


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Models


Korina Moderne

Epiphone Korina Moderne
Epiphone 1958 Korina Moderne
Epiphone Moderne
Epiphone 1958 Korina Moderne in Ebony
  • 2000-2001
  • Limited run of 300

Body:

  • Korina body

Neck:

  • Set Korina neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • Gibson designed Alnico humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold Hardware
  • Black speed knobs
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stop piece
  • "E"-stamped vintage-style green key tuners
  • White pickguard with "Moderne" logo

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • Korina (KO)

See also: Korina Series



Poly Mod

Epiphone Poly Mod
Epiphone Poly Mod
Epiphone Poly Mod
Epiphone Poly Mod
  • 2001-2002

Body:

  • Solid Tonewood Body
  • Flame maple veneer (trans models)

Neck:

  • Bolt-onMaple Neck with "Super Slide" Satin Finish
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Explorer-S Headstock
  • 25.5" Scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • E-Series open-coil "Ultra Hot" humbuckers
  • "Smooth Tone" potentiometers
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Exclusive 4 blade 3-way toggle switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Floyd Rose Licensed Tremolo with locking nut
  • No pickguard

Colors:

  • Translucent Black (TB)
  • Translucent Blue (TL)
  • Translucent Red (TR)
  • Metallic Red (RM)
  • Metallic Gold (MG)

See also: E-Series, Polyester Series



Moderne USA

Epiphone Moderne
Epiphone Moderne
  • 2001 Limited Run
  • Assembled in the U.S.A.
  • Designed by Kurt Hendrick

Body:

  • Solid Tonewood Body
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Walnut Stained Back

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Antique Natural Hard Maple Neck
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays
  • Explorer-S Headstock
  • 25.5" Scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body

Electronics:

  • 2 PAF Humbuckers
  • "Smooth Tone" potentiometers
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Exclusive 4 blade, 3-way toggle switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Recessed rickguard
  • Mini-Grover Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Licensed tremolo with lock nut
  • Amber bell knobs

Colors:

  • Metallic Copper

See also: E-Series, USA Collection



Mo' Baby Moderne

Epiphone Mo' Baby Moderne
Epiphone Mo' Baby Moderne
Epiphone Mo' Baby Moderne
Epiphone Mo' Baby Moderne
  • 1998-2000
  • Travel-size guitar

Body:

  • 3/4-sized alder Moderne body
  • Alder body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on full size Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68 nut width

Electronics:

  • 1 Epiphone open coil humbucker
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Built-in, 5 watt amp and speaker
  • Clean, overdive & off settings
  • 3-way switch for on-board amp
  • 9-volt battery

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Black speed knobs

Includes:

  • Custom Mo' Baby Gig Bag Included

Colors:

  • Red (RE)
  • Black (BK)
  • Banana Yellow (NY)
  • Seafoam Green (SG)



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