1985 Gibson Q2000$1,650.00
Set-neck double-cutaway electric solidbody in Ebony, neck-through construction, Kahler Flyer locking tremolo, angled 6-on-a-side “hockey stick” headstock, HP-90 pickup in neck, Dirty Fingers humbucker in bridge, coil tap, ebony fingerboard, 24.75″ scale length, 1 & 9/16″ nut width, 8.1 pounds overall. So, late Norlin, from the Alpha Series that totally put Charvel, Jackson, Hamer, and Ibanez right out of business. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, or, more precisely, entirely false, but Gibson was definitely trying to jump on the locking tremolo “Superstrat” craze of the period. Information on these is rather thin on the ground, and we’re calling it a Q2000 rather than a Q200 as the models are identical and were produced only briefly – introduced as the Q200 in 1985, renamed Q2000 in late 1985, and discontinued in 1986. In any case, this one is in good condition, all-original, fully functional, and kind of a cool Gibson footnote. No breaks, sounds great, plays well, and comes in its factory hard case. Made in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.