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1960 Gibson Korina Explorer 011172 " Kandye Kane " Guitars West Owned on ebay

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renderit

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You know? Now I could care less about korina explorers. My interest in them has suddenly gone South. And after reading this NOBODY has the right to call ME insane.
 

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Because at the end of this it's what I think, not what your guy said or that guy said this or he didn't buy it cuzz that guy said that this guy said...

To be fair, hard to argue with that.
 

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You know? Now I could care less about korina explorers. My interest in them has suddenly gone South. And after reading this NOBODY has the right to call ME insane.

Seriously. You could lead me in to the vault in Long Island, and I'm not sure I'd be comfortable with any Korina guitar anymore.
 

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You know? Now I could care less about korina explorers. My interest in them has suddenly gone South. And after reading this NOBODY has the right to call ME insane.

To be fair, hard to argue with that. :rofl

and we already know you are.
 
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just sent a link to the auction to the guy who would be most qualified to confirm or deny the authenticity of this piece.
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just sent a link to the auction to the guy who would be most qualified to confirm or deny the authenticity of this piece.
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Cool. Is that a box-o-razor blades on the workbench?
 

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Re: 1960 Gibson Korina Explorer " Kandye Kane " Guitars West Owned on ebay

Boy, this thread is so confusing.

What I really want to know is - when did Kanye buy that Explorer??

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Ricardo,
My lord! Would you believe that I received a facsimile this morning from Kanye that, after having left from a luncheon with Little Marco in *GASP* LONG ISLAND, that he is fully confident that the axe is ORG? I will be including his blessing with my portfolio. Please call Big Hern (619) 988-9777 for more information.
 

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Re: 1960 Gibson Korina Explorer " Kandye Kane " Guitars West Owned on ebay

Does the second from left have 'Ibanez' on the headstock?
 

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does that look like multi lam japanese ash to you?
second from the left is one of michael's builds. this shot was taken in 1983.

Does the second from left have 'Ibanez' on the headstock?
 

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I'm out. :eek:la Play nice boys.
 

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Looks a little bit like "Ibanez" but closer inspection looks like "Stevens"
 

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The middle guitar, in Michael's left hand, in the first picture Matte posted quite clearly shows "Stevens" ....
 

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Does the second from left have 'Ibanez' on the headstock?

In the photo with the 3 guys, it does look like Ibanez on the headstock. The other photo says Stevens.
 

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They're the same guitars in both photos, aren't they? :hmm probably taken on the same day.
 

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I didn't notice the Stevens logo in the first pic, more that the truss nut was totally covered in black and the hook was still attached for hanging in the booth so it was a very recent refin at minimum.
This looks to be late '70s early '80s from the ZZ Top hat, illustrating exact replicas were being made directly from real Korina guitars- which is inneresting :hmm
 

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Looks a little bit like "Ibanez" but closer inspection looks like "Stevens"

Michael Stevens made Explorer copies with Gibson on the headstock until sometime in the later 80's. Somewhere around this time he would only make them with Stevens on headstock.
 

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I didn't notice the Stevens logo in the first pic, more that the truss nut was totally covered in black and the hook was still attached for hanging in the booth so it was a very recent refin at minimum.
This looks to be late '70s early '80s from the ZZ Top hat, illustrating exact replicas were being made directly from real Korina guitars- which is inneresting :hmm

Picture taken in 1983. (#210)
 

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Michael Stevens made Explorer copies with Gibson on the headstock until sometime in the later 80's. Somewhere around this time he would only make them with Stevens on headstock.

Copying an original example with Gibson on the headstock? Well if that doesn't complicate things...
 

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Copying an original example with Gibson on the headstock? Well if that doesn't complicate things...

Why would that complicate things? He was not the only one doing them....though his would be the best examples I would think.

Michael did some of the most meticulous repair work that anyone has ever done for me. (Early 90's) Truly a legendary luthier of the highest order.
 
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