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I found this on the web. . .



Did gibson really made super strats back in 80s?
 

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According to Wikipedia, they only made the U-2 and M-III and that guitar isn't one of them.

But judging by the tuners, locking nut, tailpiece, knobs, inlays and binding- it looks like they made at least one like that one. Or someone put a lot of work into that guitar to make it look like a Gibson.
 

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Found it. Looks like that one is called the "US-1"

http://www.sweepyto.net/Forum/Topic.aspx?id=193



And from this article:

http://www.vintageguitar.com/brands/details.asp?ID=220

Gibson yielded to the de rigeur offset double-cutaway shape in �87 with its U-2 and US-1 models, both glued-neck guitars with droopy pointy heads and h/s/s arrangements. The U-2 featured true h/s/s pickups and a Floyd Rose locking vibrato system. The US-1 was more upscale, with a humbucker and two stacked humbuckers. The plainer version featured a Kahler locking vibrato, whereas the fancy one had a spectacular flamed maple top and a stop-tail (about the only real flaw with these is a very goofy molded plastic logo glued to the headstock). Neither was particularly well-received, though they�re satisfying as Superstrats with a decided Gibson feel.
Bow to my superior Google-Fu! Hahaha.
 
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