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    Les Paul Forum Member Strings Jr.'s Avatar
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    Re: Korina Explorers From 1983 With Names

    Quote Originally Posted by VonWinge65 View Post
    Sure.. it 1 0108
    Almost.

    I built 1 0109 on September 15th, 1983.

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    Re: Korina Explorers From 1983 With Names

    Cool.. so you help build these killer guitars? the tone is just astounding.

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    Re: Korina Explorers From 1983 With Names

    This is my first post here and reading everyone's comments is about explorers is pretty cool. I have a mint 1983 Korina Explorer that I bought from, I think, the Chicago Music Exchange in 1994. I am not looking to sell it but because its such a cool guitar, would like to know its history. The serial # indicates it was built in March, 1983 and has a decal "Custom Shop Edition" on the back of the headstock. I have never taken the p/u out so dont know if there are names below and i hesitate to take them out just to see. How can i tell if its a 2 or 3 piece guitar? I only see the neck joined to the body. Also, I may be confused but it seems like there are a variety of 1983 explorers - Limited Edition Custom Shop, Standard, Korina, Heritage and Heritage Elite. How can I tell which mine is?

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    Re: Korina Explorers From 1983 With Names

    I hope i'm not stirring the dead!

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    Re: Korina Explorers From 1983 With Names

    I got a 'Sharon' Korina Explorer here:






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    Re: Korina Explorers From 1983 With Names

    This Thread has been quiet for a while so I thought I should bring it back to life.

    I just purchased a 1983 Korina Explorer LE with a 2 piece body and the name "Liz" inside the bridge pickup cavity.

    I also picked up an 1981 Korina Flying V with a 2 piece body and found the name "Betty" inside the control cavity.

    I'm having issues uploading pictures, but I will as soon as I figure it out.

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    Re: Korina Explorers From 1983 With Names


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    Re: Korina Explorers From 1983 With Names

    Two very nice looking guitars 'howiee'--thanks for posting your pictures! For me it`s always nice to see a beautiful Gibson Explorer

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    Re: Korina Explorers From 1983 With Names


    picked her up at an estate sale this morning, can anyone read her name? Bonnie? or is it Vicky?

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    Re: Korina Explorers From 1983 With Names

    Wow, Beautiful find! Is it a Custom or Heritage?
    It looks like there are 2 names and I can't make out either.

    Congrats

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    Re: Korina Explorers From 1983 With Names

    Quote Originally Posted by howiee View Post
    Wow, Beautiful find! Is it a Custom or Heritage?
    It looks like there are 2 names and I can't make out either.

    Congrats
    custom shop edition, i seen it laying on the couch at the estate sale with a peace of painters tape on it that said $2500, I picked it up and started looking it over and they said half off all prices you see, the guitar is near mint, 2 very small impressions on the lower bout and a small scuff at the top of the head stock, frets have essentially no wear on them

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    Re: Korina Explorers From 1983 With Names

    Wow what a find!
    - 2006 Les Paul Historic R4 Oxblood
    - 2012 ES-330TDVB
    - 1995 Les Paul Studio Ebony with B7 Bigsby

    There is NO substitute for Loudness.

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    Re: Korina Explorers From 1983 With Names

    The problem with that is:
    1) Not driving off the road on a panic
    2) ATM's/Banks limit you to $600/day withdrawal

    The good news is many estate sales folks now have a CC friendly payment system- but not all. Great pics. Great find.

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