Check out these beauties in the production line getting prepped for launch!

Amidst one of the most controversial product launches of all time, Gibson has posted a blog entitled Live From The Production Line At Gibson USA that seems to indicate that a high-end Authentic Hendrix model is set to join the Authentic Hendrix electric guitar packages announced earlier this week.
The pictures show unfinished instruments awaiting hardware and electronics but it is apparent that they are set neck in construction and appear to be routed for a large locking vibrato system and three single-coil sized pickups.In addition, the headstock sees Gibson’s famous ‘open book’ outline integrated into a Stratocaster-style six-a-side peghead.

These guitars at least appear to be less Strat-derivative than their lower-priced siblings. Lets look forward to seeing the finished product.