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landminelenny

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Anyone know or recognise this banjo?

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Cody

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1. It looks fantastic.

2. Weird serial#

3. I have a couple of pics from 2007, originally posted by Music Ground, according to my scant notes.
 

landminelenny

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Someone in the L.A.area will know this guitar. It was owned by Kirk Hammett until 2006.
 

Cody

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I've long heard web rumors about Music Ground selling a fake '60 Explorer to the guitarist of the Cardigans some years ago. He returned the guitar when, among other things, he discovered that the "original owner" seen posing with it in a "60s photo" looked an awful lot like a Hiwatt employee in the '00s... has anyone seen pics of THAT Explorer?

This one is also purported to be a '60, right? How many '60s have gone through Music Ground? How many '60s ARE there? I've never seen a single one, either in life or in pics.

:hmm
 

landminelenny

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This one is also purported to be a '60, right? How many '60s have gone through Music Ground?

:hmm

Only one. This one. They bought it from Metallica. Where did Metallica buy it from? Someone in L.A. Who? Anyone know?
 

pinefd

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Hey Frank, care to elaborate? Do you know the guitar?

I said it semi in jest. I saw one of Max's korina Explorers at the Arlington show...I believe this past fall...or last...and it was absolutely amazing. It was scary good. But alas, it was spoken for, or I would have sold a kidney on the spot to acquire it.

Edit: Oh, and I think the above mentioned Max weight all of about 3 lbs., without parts. The lightest chunk of korina I've ever seen.


Frank
 

landminelenny

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I said it semi in jest. I saw one of Max's korina Explorers at the Arlington show...I believe this past fall...or last...and it was absolutely amazing. It was scary good. But alas, it was spoken for, or I would have sold a kidney on the spot to acquire it.

Edit: Oh, and I think the above mentioned Max weight all of about 3 lbs., without parts. The lightest chunk of korina I've ever seen.


Frank

Cheers Frank.
 

lpnv59

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Did this guitar ever go to Gruhn's for authentication, possibly summer 2007? I think a friend saw an 'ex-Metallica Explorer' upstairs being checked out by Gruhns techs and they had bad news for the owner. Was your friend possibly from the northern EU?
 
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