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

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Big Hern

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No need for snarkiness in this thread. If you want to discuss the guitar...fine. Otherwise, keep your comments to yourself.:jim

Uncle Charlie,
It's all good... Free publicity and advertising... Remember what Mark Twain said...!!! Big Hern
 

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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................

Little Marco,
I did my best to read between the lines... I guess I'm just getting your quote, but it's all good. Kids are Kooler....!!!
 

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Uncle Charlie,
It's all good... Free publicity and advertising... Remember what Mark Twain said...!!! Big Hern

Well it's already been dumped, and now it's getting a good pump. :rofl
 

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Would be a slightly unfair bet seeing as I've known this guitar for ten years. No one is gonna get to say 'nice case' on this thread :rofl

Richard,
Nice case...!!!! Ok, I said it.....!!!! LOL...!!!
 

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No need for snarkiness in this thread. If you want to discuss the guitar...fine. Otherwise, keep your comments to yourself.:jim

It's all good Charlie...
 

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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.

Spurs,
Daaaaa, wrong answer but thanks for your gentle kindness... Big Hern
 

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Spurs,
Daaaaa, wrong answer but thanks for your gentle kindness... Big Hern

Almost right, I wasn't 'brokering' the guitar in June 2014. I was the 'custodian' and was holding it in storage for the then owner.
 

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Spurs, Daaaaa, wrong answer but thanks for your gentle kindness... Big Hern

Here is an EXTREMELY small sampling of the photos I was working off of.

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

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?"

Why, yes he is... He's in Nashville as we speak.... Big Hern
 

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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

C'mon Big Urn, it's like saying she's only a Woman... :hee
 

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1960_gibson_explorer_fake_tuners.jpg


First one to spot the main 'anomalie' in this pic wins a prize. Big Hern, you don't get to play on this one. For the viewers at home only.
 
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