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

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J.D.

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Even if you go by the assumption the guitar is "real," I don't see how you can put $750K on a guitar with the wrong case and pickguard, which are easily the two most valuable parts.

Wow, what is the chance both the original case and pickguard went missing? Statistically speaking, probably right up there with being eaten by a shark. Would love to hear that explanation. :hmm
 

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Wow, what is the chance both the original case and pickguard went missing? Statistically speaking, probably right up there with being eaten by a shark. Would love to hear that explanation. :hmm

Here's one explanation why an original Korina guitar may be detached from it's original case:

guitar show 20 years or so ago...

i've got one of 3 '59 vee's with original case i've owned, on display and for sale (don't even get me started on the '58's). a nice tea bag type approaches me...


ntbt: i've gok a question then, gil

me: what's on your mind, fruity?

ntbt: i've gok a '58 vee, an

me: 10 grand

ntbt: wot then?

me: 10 grand.

ntbt: owed you mane?

me: for the case.

ntbt: i'll ave it then.



...just like that.

years later bcr greg seems unimpressed. me...no regrets



btw: if rich's boy want's something in writing on his exp. thing. i can help him out...but, my signature would be real expensive...and he may not like the text.
 

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Tom Wittrock

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Wow, what is the chance both the original case and pickguard went missing? Statistically speaking, probably right up there with being eaten by a shark. Would love to hear that explanation. :hmm

Happens often enough with many models of guitar. :ganz
 

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Gary, not wishing to offend, but having Max Baranet stated as provenance in your auction is a huge red flag to me. Not that I am in any position to drop cash on a Korina Explorer.

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Good morning Viet Nam,
So nice to hear from some old friends. Ok, where do I start. Always appreciate the love from Rickard the Lionhearted and my new friend Little Marco. We talked more about family than firewood, it was my pleasure. Damn, I'm starting to feel like Donald Trump... Yeah, that's it...!!!! The Donald Trump of Guitars. I like the ring of that..!! Well, actually I'm not that much of a political panther, but I'm getting the same FREE publicity he is...!!! The more yappers the higher the $$$ and FREE advertising, so please keep up the good work... Hey, reality show??? Mini series??? I actually do have an early 60's Trump guitar for sale at $1,000,000.00. That is listed too...! Let's start the show: Again, a call between 1 & 2 in the morning... That's ok, it's 10 times better than "computer courage". Call me if you don't get it... Next thing, I get a call from The Pope... YES, the Pope...! He begged me not to put up his authenticity provenance! Can you imagine that? What was I suppose to say? I've decide to put it in the kettle and if he gets a nasty with me, I will be polite and let him know that I have a little dirt on him, so be nice... Hey, ya gotta be nice to The Pope as he's been nice to me, so we're good thus far, but having a little dirt on The Pope is platinum.
Ok, who's on first? Who! Who's on first...???!!! Eric "Spurs w/o/a Horse" Ernst. Hi Eric. What's up? No case, wrong guard... C'mon, you just answered your own question. You can do better than that. Richard, you already know the case sitch on a '60. You and the "Spur" need to get together...work it out amongst yourselves... "Spur" be nice too... I've buckets full of dirt...! J.D. Souther I don't know you but I know one thing, you wrote some killer tunes with Jack Tempchin, other than that...???? But, thanks for your input, always appreciated. And last but not least my attorney Robert "Left Leg" Livesey. It'd been awhile since I needed a barrister. Oh the days we spent in Maine just flogging Molly... Ahhhh, and the moon over Vermont... Stunning, I know we had some good times... So now your'e telling that syrup of fig contract you made me sign on 3/31/16 is
"BOGUS"...??? (my fave word from my N.Y. connection) It's you arse not mine... The Don says "YOUR FIRED"....!!!!
My supporters, even though I'm the G.O.P. nominee and front runner why are you eating one of your own? It is only a guitar... We are not having a baby... So, all of you go home and sit with your wife, husband (some have both! Ha!) children, your grand kids and have a great evening. Me, I'll still be out in the political battle fields trying to make life better for you, because that's what I do best...

Big Hern
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Happens often enough with many models of guitar. :ganz

We're not talking about many models, we're talking about this guitar.

Is there another known original Korina Explorer missing both the original case and pickguard?
 

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..and so it begins...
 

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This is the guitar that has, shall we say, ahem, "history".

Ex Music Ground, then a European player/collector.....then subject to legal action, then sold to Graham Platts, Clive Brown's partner in Dwight. It was at Arlington and then consigned for sale at Gruhn's for $500k before George got a tap on the shoulder and it was promptly returned to sender.

Having a renowned faker and the joint owner as authenticators will doubtless instil further confidence.

It's gone from being sold as a fake by the previous owner (for fake money).........all the way up to $750k......in less than a year.

There's more to its sordid history, but discretion dictates................

Even if you go by the assumption the guitar is "real," I don't see how you can put $750K on a guitar with the wrong case and pickguard, which are easily the two most valuable parts.

I don't know why you're attacking me??? :lol
 

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Ok, who's on first? Who! Who's on first...???!!!

Eric "Spurs w/o/a Horse" Ernst. Hi Eric. What's up? No case, wrong guard... C'mon, you just answered your own question.

So YOU are saying the Explorer does not have a case and the guard is wrong?

Just want to make sure I understand...
 

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I don't know why you're attacking me??? :lol

J.D. Souther,
I'm not and will not attack anyone or anything... I thought all youzzz peeps had a since of humor... It's just that so many people know so little. People that are in the know are embarrassed... That's all. No harm done. Big Hern
 

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So YOU are saying the Explorer does not have a case and the guard is wrong?

Just want to make sure I understand...

"Spurs", You of all people should know why it does not have a case. For God's sake, you've been doing this long enough and we know each other fairly. Embarrassing me...ouch! Also, your vision is superb on your pickguard realization. Seeing it from 1248 mile away exactly just amazes me... Good job...! Oh my heavens to Betsy... Somebody start sharing the Xanax here please! Love to all.
 

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"Spurs", You of all people should know why it does not have a case. For God's sake, you've been doing this long enough and we know each other fairly. Embarrassing me...ouch! Also, your vision is superb on your pickguard realization. Seeing it from 1248 mile away exactly just amazes me... Good job...!

I got extremely high resolution shots in June of 2014 when Richard was brokering it...which I also forwarded to George Gruhn when he asked me what I thought about it in July of 2015.
 

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Still no pictures in this thread.. have I got to do bloody everything around here....:laugh2: :laugh2:

I've had this guitar in hand...and that's the only meaningful thing I'm going to say in the whole thread...I'm fooked if I know what it is or isn't, I'd also venture to say that only a handful of people do. So, bring your handfuls...
 

richard henry

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The Pope is authenticating guitars? Wow.

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Pope: "looks legit to me BB"

B.B.: "Well, Gibson gave it to me so I guess it could be?"
 

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..and so it begins...

Man in the Moon,
Kandye would be proud of you. I got one for ya... This couple lived next to each other for over 40 year... Well the one husband passed away in the house on the left, a then all of s sudden the wife on the right passed away. As time went by they started dating, yes old but she was still a bit frisky... The old fellow said I need to tell you something... I'm quite embarrassed, as I'm hung like a baby...she said not to worry, no big deal. So one night after a dinner out and dancing to Frank, Etta, Bruebeck, Getz, they go back to the house she finally asks, "can we have a little fun tonight? He say welllll, I'm sorry, but really I'm hung like a baby... She say again, no big deal. So, when they get home she heads to the bedroom with him in tow... He goes it to the bathroom, she slides comfortably in bed. She call out to him "honey come on baby" He peaks around the corner and states again, I'm so sorry, but dear I'm hung like a baby...! She yells one more time! He walks out... He face contorts!!!! She cries out loud in utter shock!!!! Throws ice water in her own face not to pass out.... She darn near faints. He say Honey, I told you I was hung like a baby, 14" - 9 pounds, 8 ounces...!!!! Haaaaaaaaa... It's only a guitar....!!!!!!!!!!! Big Hern
 
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