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Monday, January 30, 2012


via this auction where you'll find more pics.
vintagefx (RSS)

"For your consideration is this vintage 1975 Gibson Explorer electric guitar. This particular pre-reissue, custom color example, serial number 627881, is in very excellent 100% original condition, and includes the original Gibson hard shell case! This extremely interesting and unbelievably rare guitar is unique for several reasons; 1) it pre-dates the Limited Edition '76 Explorer by several months, 2) it features a non-oval decal serial number, rather, it has a stamped in, early form, serial number, 3) is stamped "DEMO" under the pickguard, and 4) is finished in an original White finish! This guitar was purchased several years ago from a young man who claimed his dad was the original owner of both this and a '68 Gibson SG Standard, also in White. Your guess may be as good as mine with respect to "what this guitar is" and "why it is that way." One enthusiast who saw it a while ago claimed the contours looked more like that of an early-60's Korina Explorer that the more bold '76 Reissue. Perhaps it's a prototype, or maybe a custom order guitar made before the official re-release of the Explorer, either way, I don't know, and don't have evidence to prove it or suggest otherwise. Feel free and make an offer!

Serial Number: 627881
Potentiometer Codes: 1377552
Pickup Resistance: 7.5Ω (bridge) 7.42Ω (neck)
Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz."

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