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    1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    Still for sale but it's come down in price. Was $250,000.

    https://www.elderly.com/gibson-explorer-1963.htm
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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    Beautiful guitar except for the Bigsby

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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    Quote Originally Posted by El Gringo View Post
    Beautiful guitar except for the Bigsby
    +1 ..looks like a surgical brace

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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    o man... if i had the loot i would be tempted to buy it!
    pretty big price drop. maybe its a consignment and the seller is motivated?
    160k or somthing like that would be not to much of a gamble.
    i bought my 53 goldtop, the family called the store and told them they would take less than originally planned, got it for 12k!!! about 3 years ago. 100 percent original

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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    Why do the tuners say "Gibson Deluxe" ?
    Instead of Kluson in a single line ?
    I thought in ´63 they should be "Kluson" .I wonder what the distance between the posts is. Also would love to see a detailed pic with tuners off...

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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    I'm not a fan of the Bigsby on there?? I wonder what music the original owner was playing and thought that would be a cool add?

    None the less, a very nice guitar!
    Game on!

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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    Quote Originally Posted by neuroy View Post
    Why do the tuners say "Gibson Deluxe" ?
    Instead of Kluson in a single line ?
    I thought in ´63 they should be "Kluson" .I wonder what the distance between the posts is. Also would love to see a detailed pic with tuners off...
    I don't see a photo that shows that. It's too small on my screen.
    But if they do say Gibson, they are not original.
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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    I don't see a photo that shows that. It's too small on my screen.
    But if they do say Gibson, they are not original.
    The ad states "newer tuners installed". Twice.

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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    Oh boy...not again

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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    The ad states "newer tuners installed". Twice.
    Thank you for correction. I missed this .

    BUT : there was a thread a while ago, Tom Bartlett was talking about the already made (in 1958) tuner holes on those ´63s.
    Therefor the distance of the string posts are "Fender-spacing" from E to e .
    The newer 6-on-a-strip Klusons ( like those on this guitar) have a narrower spacing. So the question is how newer tuners could fit on such a guitar.
    Can anybody confirm the spacing from E to e tuner posts on an original 1963 Ex ?
    Also the question from which other guitars those 6on-strip tuners came from in 1963 ?

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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    "Nice case" ~ Joe Bonamassa

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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    most assuredly non original tuners

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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    And how can those fit being smaller in distance than ´58 or those ´63 6-on-strip ( nobody has ever seen before) tuners ???

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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    Quote Originally Posted by neuroy View Post
    And how can those fit being smaller in distance than ´58 or those ´63 6-on-strip ( nobody has ever seen before) tuners ???
    Good question.
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    Re: 1963 Korina Explorer For Sale $218,000

    And the plate below low E-string was usually cut to fit on the headstock.....
    So this headstock has another shape ?

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