Gibson SUPER 400C original 7-STRING 1952 (on ebay)

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  1. skyclad

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    So Gibson beat Ibanez to it by about 30 years? :lol:
     
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    Ok, now $4000 for a custom-shop Jackson or ESP doesn't seem so bad after all... :lol:

    That is a beauty, though. I'd be afraid to play it. Hell, if I won that auction, I'd travel to Japan to personally pick up the guitar.
     
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    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    Holy crap, that's nice.
     
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    you said it! +1
     
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    We've got 200 years old 7-string guitars, that can beat any 7-string from 20th century :)))))))
     
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    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Damn, that's a serious piece of history, for sure...
     
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    Yeah, I post some history of 7-string guitar in thread called "7-string tuning question" or so, alone with standard tuning for Russian 7-string guitar.

    p.s. Why Ibanez? George Van Eps build his custom 7-string Epiphone in 1937, and I've seen his custom 7-string Gretsch in Guitar Player, October 1998... 1937 - was it 70 (minus 1 year) years ago? :)
     
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    I love how it's "Super" lol.
     
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    $25000 :holy:
     
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    Why is there a watermark on all of those pictures?
     
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    common practice in Japan. Tc gacci (on-line auction) usually place watermarks on photo...
     
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    I was too lazy to click on the auction link to find the price, thanks for posting it :yesway:
     
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    "Super" means it is 18" across the lower bout, as opposed to the 17" of the L-5. You can tell by looking at it that it's wider than an L-5, and a full two inches wider than a 175 (or L-4).

    And I think that that guitar is worth every penny of 25K. I would have thought 40K would have been a more realistic starting point, personally.
     
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    Price is super too... $-))
     
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    please don't shoot for bumping this thread but I'm looking for pix of this guitar, maybe someone saved them on his HDD or know where I can find them??
     
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    CrushingAnvil Ironically enough, now in Jesus Land

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    Like usual, I arrived late.

    anyone got the picture still? :wub:

    Nikt, With all your hot, hot LACS action, you can bump any damned thread you like :lol:

    by the way, +1000 to this.
     
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    I'd love to see pictures of the actual guitar too.

    But, while looking around, I found the Gibson 400CES 6 string. I'm assuming that this, with a 7 string setup, is basically what the guitar was like? It's a beauty, anyway.

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