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    Default Is this an actual Custom Shop Gibson?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=004

    I was tempted to bid on it but I don't like black guitars and I don't like Kahlers.

    Since it is refinished what do I know whether somebody put a custom shop decal. Might also be a cut up normal Explorer.

    Anybody knows anything about this model?

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    Default Re: Is this an actual Custom Shop Gibson?

    I've never seen a gibbo that looked like that. Then again, I'm not an expert on all their odd models. I don't know what to tell you other than to be very cautious. I'd wait till someone in the know could chime in before you bid.
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    I let the auction pass anyway.

    It's a 1998, BTW, but I did some googleing yesterday and even with the year I found nothing.

    I'm lucky they didn't refinish it in metallic yellow.

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    all the parts look correct- i.e.- kahler bridge. Looks like it may be a true custom one off

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    Default Re: Is this an actual Custom Shop Gibson?

    Quote Originally Posted by uOpt View Post
    I let the auction pass anyway.

    It's a 1998, BTW, but I did some googleing yesterday and even with the year I found nothing.

    I'm lucky they didn't refinish it in metallic yellow.
    How did you determine that it's a 98? It appears to be a limited run from 85.
    Was Kahler even in business in 98?

    Someone made a nice score for $610.
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    Default Re: Is this an actual Custom Shop Gibson?

    Dang, $610 I'll take it.

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    I wasn't brave enough to pull the trigger, apart from not liking black.

    The serial number fits the scheme of first and fifth digit and that would place it in 1998.

    I think the Kahler might have been installed when somebody refinished it. Black refinish and gold bridge might have come together.

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    Default Re: Is this an actual Custom Shop Gibson?

    ive seen those shapes before, outta the custom shop. i dont know anything about em though
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    Default Re: Is this an actual Custom Shop Gibson?

    It's a 1985 model. I remember seeing a couple of them before.

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