Gibson M-III Deluxe

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General
Manufacturer: 
Gibson
Made in: 
United States
Series: 
Gibson
M Series
Signature Guitar: 
No
Strings: 
6
Construction: 
Set-In
Orientation: 
Right handed
Years: 
1991 to 1992
Body
Body Style: 
Double Cut
Body Material: 
Maple
Poplar
Walnut
Body color: 
Antique Natural
Body finish: 
Gloss
Top: 
No
Carved top: 
Not carved
Body binding: 
No binding
Pickguard: 
Pickguard
Pickguard color: 
Tortoise
Electronics
Neck Pickup Brand: 
Gibson
Neck Pickup: 
Middle Pickup Brand: 
Gibson
Middle Pickup: 
Bridge Pickup Brand: 
Gibson
Bridge Pickup: 
Piezo: 
No
Pickup Configuration: 
HSH
Tone knob: 
1
Volume knob: 
1
5 way switch: 
1
Toggle Switch: 
1
Coil split: 
Yes
Control color: 
Gold
Miscellaneous
Description: 

The Gibson MIII Deluxe is a limited edition double-cutaway un-Gibson-like guitar produced between 1991 and 1992. It features a reversed Explorer headstock and an HSH pickup configuration with a Gibson 500T, a Gibson NSX single coil and a Gibson 496R humbucker. In combination with the five-way switch and a two-way toggle the guitar was capable to produce a total of nine different sounds. The two-way toggle flipped the neck and bridge pickups from humbucker to single coil mode and back. The 5 way switch also had a stand-by position for kill-switch effects. The set-in neck with a slim-taper profile joined the body at the 22nd fret, making the upper frets very accessible. The uniquely shaped tortoise shell pickguard has an engraved M-III logo and was paired with a tortoise shell truss rod cover and toggle switch surround. The tremolo was a Gibson branded Schaller licensed Floyd Rose. The tuners were also made by Schaller. The Gibson MIII Deluxe body consists of 3 kinds of woods (Walnut, Poplar, Maple) as opposed to the Gibson MIII Standard which was made from only Poplar.  


Neck
Nut Width: 
43 mm (1-11/16 inch)
Locking nut: 
Locking Nut
Neck Material: 
Maple
Neck pieces: 
1 Piece
Neck color: 
Natural
Neck finish: 
Gloss
Neck binding: 
No binding
Fretboard: 
Maple
Scale Length: 
25.5 inch (648 mm)
Frets: 
24
Fret Size: 
Medium
Inlays: 
Wood arrow
Scalloped Fretboard: 
Not Scalloped
Headstock
Tuning Key Arrangement: 
6-in-line
Locking tuners: 
No Locking Tuners
Headstock color: 
Black
Headstock finish: 
Gloss
Matching headstock: 
Not matching headstock
Tuning Machines: 
Gibson
Reversed: 
Reversed
Hardware
Bridge brand: 
Gibson
Bridge type: 
Floyd Rose type
Hardware color: 
Black Chrome