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1958 / 1963 Korina Explorers: best book?

Joe Desperado

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This book is the best I`ve seen so far concerning original Gibson Explorers

Surprisingly, I don't own nor have I read this book….and I am a complete Korina nut with logs and notes about every guitar I can find. I know Ron frequents the other LP forum, and should have asked where the info comes from in the book. Is there any first hand knowledge in the book, or just pics submitted by owners or???
 

bursty

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I have owned several Explorers but none have been Gibson; all have been copies and/or replicas.
I have owned mahogany, korona (white Limba), and other lumber species examples.
There is no doubt the Explorer type is an animal unto itself that no other guitar can match.
Grab 'em while U can get 'em.

korina type 3.jpg


Explorer 1 pc. end grain.jpg Exp 1 pc..jpg
 
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VamboRool

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I ordered Tony Bacon's book on Explorers, Firebirds and Flying Vs. Should arrive on 5/10/22. I'll post comments on it.
 
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