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    Show your unusual and rare Gibson !

    Lovely Gibson SG Standard Limited Edition, Ebony fretboard


    Last edited by EFLOW; 12-10-17 at 03:43 AM.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    2002 R9 Minihums (Yamano)

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Once was mine, now belongs to another Forum member:

    1957 L-5 CESN thin body!






    Mistakenly called a Goebel for years, it apparently pre-dates the Goebel L-5s.
    Pauls to the walls!

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by EFburst58 View Post
    2002 R9 Minihums (Yamano)
    That is bloody awesome! I love minihumbuckers and have never seen them on a 50's style LP before.
    This is a song from the new album, it's a deep meaningful song this one... No, it's not whiskey in the fucking jar... Philip Lynott

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Once was mine, now belongs to another Forum member:

    1957 L-5 CESN thin body!






    Mistakenly called a Gobel for years, it apparently pre-dates the Gobel L-5s.
    A guitar that was destined to be owned by guys named Tom (I may have to change my name to Tom ).

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    The Gobel guitar was built 1958 .
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

    The Myth: Neat wiring layouts always equate to great-sounding amps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AA00475Bassman View Post
    The Gobel guitar was built 1958 .
    Um, yes, the first Gobels appeared in 1958. Thus Tom's comment about the above '57 L5CESTN "pre-dating" the Gobels.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Thanks to the photobucket thing, I currently have to upload pics from my computer. One of my unusual Gibsons is a 1966 L5N custom-ordered with a Charlie Christian pickup. Can't upload it here, so it's in the test forum: https://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/s...40#post2780740

    Coincidentally, my other unusual Gibson is a 1963 Gobel with paf's that were added long before I bought it.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by thin sissy View Post
    That is bloody awesome! I love minihumbuckers and have never seen them on a 50's style LP before.
    I'll bet that guitar sounds as good as it looks.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by JimR56 View Post
    Thanks to the photobucket thing, I currently have to upload pics from my computer. One of my unusual Gibsons is a 1966 L5N custom-ordered with a Charlie Christian pickup. Can't upload it here, so it's in the test forum: https://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/s...40#post2780740

    Coincidentally, my other unusual Gibson is a 1963 Gobel with paf's that were added long before I bought it.
    A stone cold killer of a guitar what a beautiful L5 thanks for posting !
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

    The Myth: Neat wiring layouts always equate to great-sounding amps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AA00475Bassman View Post
    A stone cold killer of a guitar what a beautiful L5 thanks for posting !
    Thanks, man. It's a dream guitar that I searched for years for.

    Added another view: https://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/s...=1#post2780752

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Driscoll View Post
    I'll bet that guitar sounds as good as it looks.
    There is some video stuff from Mr.Hilden on YT.
    Lovely guitar.

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    70's Gibson Gospel Acoustic, laminated formed arch-back and laminated sides, but sounds surprisingly good.



    Looks like it was marketed for the holy hippy crowd....


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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    I remember the add the guy looked like he just smoked a fat one ! Cool guitar thanks for posting .
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

    The Myth: Neat wiring layouts always equate to great-sounding amps.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by JimR56 View Post
    One of my unusual Gibsons is a 1966 L5N custom-ordered with a Charlie Christian pickup. [/url]

    Coincidentally, my other unusual Gibson is a 1963 Gobel with paf's that were added long before I bought it.

    "I can't sing,
    I ain't pretty,
    And my legs,
    Are thin."

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by EFburst58 View Post
    There is some video stuff from Mr.Hilden on YT.
    Lovely guitar.
    Indeed!


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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Once was mine, now belongs to another Forum member:

    1957 L-5 CESN thin body!






    Mistakenly called a Goebel for years, it apparently pre-dates the Goebel L-5s.
    I love seeing guitars like this.

    Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by AA00475Bassman View Post
    I remember the add the guy looked like he just smoked a fat one ! Cool guitar thanks for posting .
    I was thinking the same thing as I was looking at today!

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !



    Mid-'60s ES-335-12 I owned for a few years in the early 2000s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasenblues View Post

    Wow- not sure how you did that, but thank you! If I copy the image url and try to open in a new tab (in Chrome on a Mac), I just get a re-download that I can open in our photo app (Preview). Can't open them in a new Chrome tab or window. But I'm over 60, so I ain't that tech savvy.

    Maybe I'll upload my Gobel pics in a test thread too. I'm still annoyed about the photobucket thing, and haven't gotten around to re-upping all my stuff to a new sharing site.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Gibson SG Celebrity (1991)


    Last edited by EFLOW; 12-23-17 at 02:25 AM.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Only one of



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    Seems to be working fine for me.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    This was pretty unusual- 1960 factory purple sunburst Jnr:

    https://i.imgur.com/bGbKQmF.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/S6VSBXn.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/muGp703.jpg

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by JimR56 View Post
    A guitar that was destined to be owned by guys named Tom (I may have to change my name to Tom ).
    There's a queue.

    Yours truly,
    Tom
    The artist formerly known as "A-hole".



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    Quote Originally Posted by F-Hole View Post
    There's a queue.

    Yours truly,
    Tom
    Drat!! Okay, you get it next... but then you've gotta let me have your Super 400.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    These were made in '96, I believe only 24 were made specifically for M&T Marburg in Germany.

    I was "this close" to buying the actual guitar used in the movie (a total fave of mine), as I have an extensive collection of all things TTYD but at setup day at NAMM/Anaheim (when Rick Gembar had said I could probably get it), darn ol' T. Hanks himself came and autographed it...

    I had to sell this to cover a business expense and tried like hell to find another one.. but no luck. This thing screamed in that traditional Jr. way






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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    This was '02-'03, pretty close to Winter NAMM. Made its way to Elgin before disappearing into someone's collection. This is a one-off proto by USA division. Full Korina body and neck, ebony FB. 496R & 500T pups.

    Custom Shop was FURIOUS that USA would think of coming out with these and pressed HJ to quash them before going into production.




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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by 58Lover View Post
    This was '02-'03, pretty close to Winter NAMM. Made its way to Elgin before disappearing into someone's collection. This is a one-off proto by USA division. Full Korina body and neck, ebony FB. 496R & 500T pups.

    Custom Shop was FURIOUS that USA would think of coming out with these and pressed HJ to quash them before going into production.







    This CONFIRMS the all my conspiracies about our lack of affordable Korina Gibsons!!!





    The man is clearly keeping us down. For shame.


    Do you have any more info/sources about the shenanigans?

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by F-Hole View Post
    There's a queue.

    Yours truly,
    Tom
    LOL. I was just playing it this evening.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Pauls to the walls!

    Hüter der Flammen!

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    Pauls to the walls!

    Hüter der Flammen!

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    didnt know Murphy aged acoustics now Tom?

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    I might as well go right to the oddest......... A pair of 1987 20/20 basses, designed by Ned Steinberger & a 1985 Futura. Both of these instruments should have ended up being headless designs, but marketing didn't like the idea & we ended up with confusing but unusual guitars...............



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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by DMartini View Post
    didnt know Murphy aged acoustics now Tom?
    Tom's cousin, Spider Murphy.
    Pauls to the walls!

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Tom's cousin, Spider Murphy.
    I thought he was strictly a sax man.

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    Re: Show your unusual Gibson !

    Oh yes, Spider Murphys rarest and most sought after acoustic finishing technique... the "Smore's" finish... that's a rare one there Tom, better hang on to it!?
    T 'n W

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