As with old cars and obscure records, some of the coolest things in life simply aren’t made any more. Guitar Muse recently ran a tribute to several Gibson and Epiphone guitars that have gone the way of the (Ford) Thunderbird. Examples include the Gibson Reverse V, Epiphone Genesis, and Gibson Les Paul Recording:
The ambitious goal behind the Recording was to build a guitar that could attain as many guitar tones as possible and replicate any of the popular guitar sounds of the time. Call it the 70s’ version of tone modeling. The decade control knob is used as an eleven-way tone knob to help shape the highs. It also includes a phase control switch and an impedance selector.
See pics and read more at GM.