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A stunning Gibson
« on: January 16, 2017, 06:19:52 PM »
One-of-a-kind custom built for the late Jeff Hill, onetime co-owner of Knut-Koupee Music in Minneapolis. I saw this mentioned on the Knut-Koupee FB page (the store closed in '95).

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Re: A stunning Gibson
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 10:59:16 PM »
Wow, I really love gibson archtops. This one is stunning!

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Re: A stunning Gibson
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 08:27:24 AM »
Wow, amazing. It's got those tuners with the little flip-out crank lever. And $2050 list price?  :o

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Re: A stunning Gibson
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 09:16:14 AM »
Dang. Every inch of that thing is freakin' gorgeous.
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Re: A stunning Gibson
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 11:13:28 AM »
Wow! That is an amazing pice of work.

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Re: A stunning Gibson
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 02:22:37 PM »
Wow, amazing. It's got those tuners with the little flip-out crank lever. And $2050 list price?  :o

$2050 was the dealer cost. It was also his cost since he co-owned the store and it was built for him. That would be a little over $5K today, still not a bad dealer cost for a piece like this. Compare that to the "starting at $22,299" street price of a Gibson Custom Citation today.

I wonder how many of those craftsmen went with Heritage two years later when Gibson closed Kalamazoo operations. I haven't seen anything out of Nashville that compares to this.


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Re: A stunning Gibson
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 02:26:11 PM »
Beautiful
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Re: A stunning Gibson
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 06:58:08 AM »
Amazing guitar! I seem to remember going into the Saint Paul store a few times, but not the Minneapolis Store.

I ran into a post on the Les Paul Forum that was rather interesting. A former employee of Gibson Nashville is posting unique guitars that he must have been involved in making, curious to see if any of the current owners chime in. It would be interesting if any former Kalamazoo workers had similar records.

http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?200964-Where-are-they-now

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Re: A stunning Gibson
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 02:23:12 PM »
Wow, some good ones in that thread. It's nice that he kept evidence of what he worked on. I had never heard of the LP Spotlight.

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Re: A stunning Gibson
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 04:58:02 PM »
What a cool thread!

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Re: A stunning Gibson
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 01:46:28 PM »
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Re: A stunning Gibson
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2017, 06:06:49 AM »
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