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Gibson Previews New Dusk Tiger Guitar

The Dusk Tiger is the next step in the Dark Fire line, featuring tiger-styled looks and a more affordable price tag.

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(November 16, 2009) -- Gibson has announced their latest in a flurry of bizarre product development this fall, the Dusk Tiger. The Dusk Tiger shares features with the Dark Fire, along with a strikingly unique look that has already polarized users of the Gibson website.

Calling it, "simply the most astounding innovation in the history of the guitar," Gibson unveiled details on Friday afternoon, spurring 40 largely skeptical comments from readers. We've embedded them below, in case they mysteriously disappear from the actual website (like we witnessed recently with the Gibson Jimi Hendrix Strat "release"). Here's what Gibson had to say about the instrument:
"In the wake of Gibson’s groundbreaking Dark Fire, the new Dusk Tiger offers an unprecedented wealth of features to expand your sonic horizons exponentially, yet it brings them to you with greatly increased levels of performance and ease of use, and all at a more affordable price. And not only does Dusk Tiger offer an awe-inspiring versatility of tone and playability, it also captures a stunning new look that is arguably more refined than anything Gibson has ever produced.

It retains the general Les Paul-inspired body lines, but presents them in a guitar with a flat top made from an exotic hardwood beaming with golden, amber, and dark chocolate hues. This top is coupled with a tone-chambered back, and a unique new pickguard and control layout. Under the hood, the Dusk Tiger reveals countless new features that give it even more power, along with considerable upgrades and improvements of existing electronics and control systems, and an unlimited number of sound possibilities.

New to the Dusk Tiger are:     
* Programmable active four-band parametric EQ systems for both the magnetic and the piezo pickups, which allow infinite fine tuning of your tone     
* Switchable LP-Z High Definition Impedance circuit (low impedance capabilities) built into improved Neutrick jack with both ¼” and XLR outputs     
* And much, much more…
Craig Anderton on Harmony Central's forums provided additional photos and information on the guitar, stating that it features more streamlined electronics tweaked for different sounds than the original Dark Fire. Pricing information has not been released, but Gibson's language says it is a "more affordable price."

Here's a taste of what some of Gibson's readers have to say so far:

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