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

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The truth will set you free.... doesn't make you cool, doesn't make you one of the boys, certainly won't make you richer than your wildest dreams...but it will set you free.

Personally, and I stress that, I've seen enough bubbles being blown here to last some not inconsiderable time.

I rather enjoy sleeping at night.... my humble participation in this thread is at an end.

I love guitars; NOT these acrobatics.

Vive la Revolution.
 

Clive Brown

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I've noticed that it's been said that this guitar shouldn't be back in circulation!.....

There is nothing wrong with the guitar being in circulation because there is NOTHING wrong with the guitar! The only thing wrong was who the guitar was associated with, there was a ridiculous letter, an even more ridiculous photograph both attached to an untrue story, why any of this was linked to the guitar is beyond me and it was totally needless!

I've restored vintage guitars for over 25 years, worked on over 4000 had the good fortune to take them all apart and study them along with all the factory tooling marks and procedures (a lot of these are quite crude),
I don't operate on myth and legend, neither do factories, getting the product out the door was and still is the main thing. They weren't all made out of the best woods by fine craftsmen, the majority were made of good but cheap wood by good but cheap labour that is what makes them the great guitars they are today!

This 1960 Gibson Explorer is one of them, I've stood by it for 10 years, was there the day it was bought, had it apart various times, compared it to some famous Explorers (in person) which I am very grateful for (Thank You!) and have never been able to find anything wrong with it (apart from the 2 changed jack plate screws) or anything to suggest that it wasn't made in the Gibson factory and is exactly what it is supposed to be! a 1960 Gibson Explorer. If I had ever found anything wrong with it or anything suspicious I would gladly say so! I haven't, it is a fine rare guitar!

There have been some other great and positive guitar guys who have checked it out too and believe in it!........... There have been a couple of negative dudes, one old guy in Tennessee who kept changing his mind and got a "tap on the shoulder"?......(some soap would have helped) But we won't go into that.... Sod them anyhow!

It is a Great and Rare guitar! Whoever ends up with it will have a fine instrument that ROCKS!!!

Wail On Brothers!
Clive Brown
 

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Man--you`ve got me all confused Mr Renderit! You say that You COULD care less about korina explorers? Or you could NOT care less about korina explorers? My head is spinning--please help me!

It depends on which end of the wire you are looking at...
 

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I thought that was the 'skill associated with the act of ironing'?

....

This 1960 Gibson Explorer is one of them, I've stood by it for 10 years, was there the day it was bought, had it apart various times, compared it to some famous Explorers (in person) which I am very grateful for (Thank You!) and have never been able to find anything wrong with it (apart from the 2 changed jack plate screws) or anything to suggest that it wasn't made in the Gibson factory and is exactly what it is supposed to be! a 1960 Gibson Explorer. If I had ever found anything wrong with it or anything suspicious I would gladly say so! I haven't, it is a fine rare guitar!


...

Wail On Brothers!
Clive Brown

God! I about snapped my neck there! I read it the first and second time as 'neck plate screws'...
 

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

I've noticed that it's been said that this guitar shouldn't be back in circulation!.....

There is nothing wrong with the guitar being in circulation because there is NOTHING wrong with the guitar! The only thing wrong was who the guitar was associated with, there was a ridiculous letter, an even more ridiculous photograph both attached to an untrue story, why any of this was linked to the guitar is beyond me and it was totally needless!

I've restored vintage guitars for over 25 years, worked on over 4000 had the good fortune to take them all apart and study them along with all the factory tooling marks and procedures (a lot of these are quite crude),
I don't operate on myth and legend, neither do factories, getting the product out the door was and still is the main thing. They weren't all made out of the best woods by fine craftsmen, the majority were made of good but cheap wood by good but cheap labour that is what makes them the great guitars they are today!

This 1960 Gibson Explorer is one of them, I've stood by it for 10 years, was there the day it was bought, had it apart various times, compared it to some famous Explorers (in person) which I am very grateful for (Thank You!) and have never been able to find anything wrong with it (apart from the 2 changed jack plate screws) or anything to suggest that it wasn't made in the Gibson factory and is exactly what it is supposed to be! a 1960 Gibson Explorer. If I had ever found anything wrong with it or anything suspicious I would gladly say so! I haven't, it is a fine rare guitar!

There have been some other great and positive guitar guys who have checked it out too and believe in it!........... There have been a couple of negative dudes, one old guy in Tennessee who kept changing his mind and got a "tap on the shoulder"?......(some soap would have helped) But we won't go into that.... Sod them anyhow!

It is a Great and Rare guitar! Whoever ends up with it will have a fine instrument that ROCKS!!!

Wail On Brothers!
Clive Brown

Thank you for this post. I, in innocence, want to believe that the Explorer is legit and is 'The Real Deal'.
 

rob livesey

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Thank you for this post. I, in innocence, want to believe that the Explorer is legit and is 'The Real Deal'.

So did the previous owner........
 

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So did the previous owner........

Rob, I'm sure your I lovely guy. I own the Explorer now and would appreciate a phone call... I enjoying your remarks as a twit but it ok. Call me stateside at 619/988/9777 please. Gazza
 

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I've noticed that it's been said that this guitar shouldn't be back in circulation!.....

There is nothing wrong with the guitar being in circulation because there is NOTHING wrong with the guitar! The only thing wrong was who the guitar was associated with, there was a ridiculous letter, an even more ridiculous photograph both attached to an untrue story, why any of this was linked to the guitar is beyond me and it was totally needless!

I've restored vintage guitars for over 25 years, worked on over 4000 had the good fortune to take them all apart and study them along with all the factory tooling marks and procedures (a lot of these are quite crude),
I don't operate on myth and legend, neither do factories, getting the product out the door was and still is the main thing. They weren't all made out of the best woods by fine craftsmen, the majority were made of good but cheap wood by good but cheap labour that is what makes them the great guitars they are today!

This 1960 Gibson Explorer is one of them, I've stood by it for 10 years, was there the day it was bought, had it apart various times, compared it to some famous Explorers (in person) which I am very grateful for (Thank You!) and have never been able to find anything wrong with it (apart from the 2 changed jack plate screws) or anything to suggest that it wasn't made in the Gibson factory and is exactly what it is supposed to be! a 1960 Gibson Explorer. If I had ever found anything wrong with it or anything suspicious I would gladly say so! I haven't, it is a fine rare guitar!

There have been some other great and positive guitar guys who have checked it out too and believe in it!........... There have been a couple of negative dudes, one old guy in Tennessee who kept changing his mind and got a "tap on the shoulder"?......(some soap would have helped) But we won't go into that.... Sod them anyhow!

It is a Great and Rare guitar! Whoever ends up with it will have a fine instrument that ROCKS!!!

Wail On Brothers!
Clive Brown
Clive, that was beautiful!!! Well put... Call me later! I've a package that came in filled with gold bullion... Is that mine!!!??? Ha, BH
 

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Thank you for this post. I, in innocence, want to believe that the Explorer is legit and is 'The Real Deal'.

I've the portfolio near completion. Ask away... Gazza
 

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Ok, now that the dog has had breakfast, I'd like to ask a favor. Could someone fill those of us on the fringe in with the (I assume) sordid backstory on this particular guitar? You can't know the game if you don't know the players.

Also, I would just like to reiterate: Clive Brown is one classy dude.
 

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Isn't there a way Gibson themselves could certify it?
 

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The truth will set you free.... doesn't make you cool, doesn't make you one of the boys, certainly won't make you richer than your wildest dreams...but it will set you free.

Personally, and I stress that, I've seen enough bubbles being blown here to last some not inconsiderable time.

I rather enjoy sleeping at night.... my humble participation in this thread is at an end.

I love guitars; NOT these acrobatics.

Vive la Revolution.

Portfolio. Thanks, BH
 

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To be fair, hard to argue with that.

John, thank you... I've been saying that all along... Waiting for the bus extremely loaded... BH
 

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John, thank you... I've been saying that all along... Waiting for the bus extremely loaded... BH

Doesn't mean I think the guitar is real, but I do agree that if you now own the guitar then what I think doesn't mean shit.

You haven't called the "kid" yet.
 

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Can someone at least start us a chart with all of the new nicknames created in this thread?:hee
 

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

Ok, now that the dog has had breakfast, I'd like to ask a favor. Could someone fill those of us on the fringe in with the (I assume) sordid backstory on this particular guitar? You can't know the game if you don't know the players.

Also, I would just like to reiterate: Clive Brown is one classy dude.

The guitar has been discussed here before:

http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?188359-Old-Korina-Content&highlight=old+korina+content
 

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Portfolio. Thanks, BH


Thanks for your courtesy and time in private Big Urn, but too much piss in the well on this one for my delicate palette.

My last expression on this.

The peanut gallery signing off......
 
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