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Kossoff Burst

flashriffs

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Hi folks
I'm off to see a friend tomorrow who just happens to own the Koss burst pictured here, apart from some vintage books I dont think there's any decent digi pix of this guitar about, so I just thought I'd put that right !! so watch this space, I'll post the pix here as soon as I get back.....Frank
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bnorm44

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That would be mighty nice of you, thanks in advance. Looking forward to it. Take many.:peace2

That burst looks huge on Koss, doesn't it.
 

Black58

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Oh, MAN!! :3zone Get "proctologist" with that camera, chief! :wah :hee Good luck, and remember, we're all counting on you!
 

JRW8214@AOL.COM

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The one in that photo is the one now owned by Arthur Ramm. Is that your friend? Because there are lots of pics of this guitar out there.
 

gr4ntc

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That would be excellent, Your Right There are Photos out there but No recent good quality photos... so cant wait !! ....
 

Ian Anderson

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Hi folks
I'm off to see a friend tomorrow who just happens to own the Koss burst pictured here, apart from some vintage books I dont think there's any decent digi pix of this guitar about, so I just thought I'd put that right !! so watch this space, I'll post the pix here as soon as I get back.....Frank
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I'm quite local to you (Jarrow), if there was ever any way of getting to play that guitar I'd be over the moon - I'm a massive Koss fan. I'm so jealous you're gonna even SEE that guitar in person.
 

DHBucker

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Give Arthur our best and thanks for allowing access to an "historic" guitar! For real it is a real piece of RnR history and I can't wait to see your photos. I hope you get to amp it up too. That would be the monkey's bollocks!
 

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Hey guys. i have a CD copy of the original tape that Steven Rosen made of one of Koss's last (if not THE last) interviews he did with him for Guitar Player Magazine, shortly before his death. it's noisy, and hard to hear their conversation at times, but being such a Koss fan, it's truly one of my greatest treasures! if anyone would like a copy, drop me a line. I'm happy to do whatever i can to help keep his memory alive. i can also share the stories i got from Tony Braunagel and Terry Wilson about their days in Back Street Crawler with him. jscott017@satx.rr.com
 
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Soulbrojcs,
Id like a copy if its no trouble. If its the '76 GP interview, i have a copy of the print, but id love an audio copy.


Thanks,
Jacob
 

2002standardmat

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Not been this excited about a post on the LPF since I do not know when.

For me, Koss is my greatst influence and my favourite player and THAT guitar is one I can't help but get excited about looking at in detail.

Thanks v. much, in advance.
 

gr4ntc

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Soulbrojcs

I would also love a copy of the Koss & Back Street Crawler stories, Thats Very Kind of you, appreciate it .....
 

flashriffs

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Gents I've got some bad news for y'all, My mate Arthur's only allowing me to post ONE photo, I think he's concerned about the security of the guitar, although I can't personally see how thats being compromised here, nevertheless he's got his reasons and for my continued friendship I have to respect that, I dont know how to get around this, I feel like I've let everybody down, maybe at a later date I will try to persuade him to let me post more, I just don't know.

Anyway to see and play the holy grail, for me anyway being a massive Koss fan was a dream come true. It's a good deal lighter than my '05 std boat anchor' and the neck is a real chunky job, really comfortable, a definite 59 although the date of the guitar is not known because of the headstock repair which is from the g sharp,the luthier,Sam Lee made the headstock himself, not a gibson replacement neck hence the no serial number.Also the GIBSON logo was carefully grafted off the damaged part and onto the new head, hence it being slightly lower down. I've never played a burst before, when I plugged in I just can't describe how good it felt, not just because I was in awe of the thing, I'm just lost for words on how beautiful it played and sounded,( Arthur's had it refretted with jumbo frets and a new nut and a bridge pu repair ) considering it's age I swear it felt brand new, an experience I'll never forget.
Now I'm left with the difficult choice of which one of the 40 pix to show you and to say once again how sorry I am that I can't post more. Frank
 

DHBucker

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I would have been so overcome by the moment I don't know if I would have been able to play anything. what an awesome,awesome memory for you! I hope that Koss will always be appreciated for what he gave us all. His playing helped me realize how a Les Paul could sound when I was very young and he had his own voice that will never be matched IMHO. Good on ya!
 
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