Dat Super Rare Gibson Though

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  1. MemphisHawk

    MemphisHawk Japan's One And Only

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    I just came across this guitar yesterday. Talk about crazy. I asked the shop owner where I was if they had any 7 strings, as it was a place known for only classic and vintage gear. To my surprise, his answer was yes! And I wasn't ready.

    1982 Gibson ES-335TD Seven String. One off custom from Kalamazoo. Played it and it sound like what it is, haha. Everything worked and the action was nice and low. Admittedly, I hate this particular Gibson bridge with a passion, but it rounds out the look of the guitar.

    They had no provenance of the guitar, which was interesting to me. It seems like SOMEONE would know who got Gibson to make a 7 string, or who owned it all these years. I'm thinking of making and offer on it, as I don't believe it is worth their asking price. IT is rare, it is unique, and its damn cool. Hope I can score it, but it was closing time yesterday when I was in there. Check out those cool amps behind me too!

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  2. narad

    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    That is crazy -- and Gibson went through the trouble to make custom covers for it too, like 2.5 decades before BKP or anyone else started bothering!
     
  3. TedintheShed

    TedintheShed Retired bassist pretending to play guitar

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    Is that a head stock repair?
     
  4. MemphisHawk

    MemphisHawk Japan's One And Only

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    No, it was a huge gouge of some sort. Also, I noted that it is a multi piece neck, which I can't say I've seen on 335s before. I'm not a 335 super know-it-all, though.
     
  5. BucketheadRules

    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    That's awesome. If you can get it for what you'll offer them you should definitely do it. Super rare and interesting.
     
  6. Alex Kenivel

    Alex Kenivel Stunt Guitar

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    wuuuuut!!
     
  7. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Wow, quite a find indeed. Does it djent ?
     
  8. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred Chugs and Sweeps

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    Very interesting guitar!!
     
  9. celticelk

    celticelk Enflamed with prayer

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    I need this.
     
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    Me too... that's a seven that i need in my colection... it might also be the only gibson that i like...
     
  11. rewihendrix

    rewihendrix SS.org Regular

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    Mine (technically a 347) has a 3 piece maple neck, from the same era, in the same factory (1980, Kalamazoo).

    It also has that same coil split in the same position on the lower horn, and the tiger flame maple on the neck looks similar. It is an extremely stable neck, and a fantastic guitar.
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    Big Pimpin.
     
  13. stretcher7

    stretcher7 SS.org Regular

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    What's it selling for? $4000? If you can afford it, buy it!:yesway:
     
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    olejason SS.org Regular

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    Agreed on if you can afford it, buy it. You should post this to some of the big Gibson forums, I've never seen anything like it.
     
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    Haun SS.org Regular

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    Wow :) That's so cool. The look is incredibly balanced as well. If it was hanging in a shop, I'd just walk straight past it never noticing it was a seven :)
     
  16. Dan_Vacant

    Dan_Vacant Hi I'm Dan.

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    What's the second toggle for?
     
  17. MemphisHawk

    MemphisHawk Japan's One And Only

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    Coil tap. I didn't buy it. It's at Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville, TN. 4000USD asking price. Someone get it and keep it forever. I had a 335 and I know I won't play this enough. Treat her nice!
     
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    Damn... i've never seen that before!! Would love to have one.
     
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    will_shred Wannabe audio engineer

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    I saw your post on ERGN, tis a beauty.
     
  20. bloc

    bloc tha vagina finda

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    So is Gibson now the official brandfather of djent???
     

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