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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 11:12:32 PM »
LOL!

If he'll ship it to me prepaid and include $50, I'll take it to the local landfill or burn it in my firepit.

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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 12:49:26 AM »
I love that the seller actually searched and found all that info on the genuine models without catching the slightest glimpse of a pic of those.

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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 06:24:43 AM »
Even the fake Gibson's put the bass on top................
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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 06:49:33 AM »
"I believe it was made in the 1950's or 1960's but I am not an expert on this."

Indeed you aren't.
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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 11:30:06 AM »
That 6 banger headstock is pretty similar to an NR T/F bird's
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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 01:51:22 PM »
I wonder what the origins of this instrument actually are. The bass side had a bigger neck pickup at some point. The sparkle finish and speed knobs are more of an '80s thing, but the quality of the machine heads and general clunkiness suggests '60s Japanese. Fundamentally it looks like total junk, but I'm still curious as to where, when and how it became the thing it is now.

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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 01:10:18 AM »
I think it's quite interesting. The Firebird headstock, the bodyshape, the Gibson bridge... not just a knock off.

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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 05:53:21 AM »
$25 for local pickup only. What's the charge for? Fits.

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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 07:34:26 PM »
$25 for local pickup only. What's the charge for? Fits.

To get it out of pawn?  ;) Pawnbroker wouldn't have given him that much for it.

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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2017, 10:21:22 PM »
I think it's quite interesting. The Firebird headstock, the bodyshape, the Gibson bridge... not just a knock off.

Homemade, perhaps? One of the necks is very similar to a late 60's kawai guitar i had - except for the headstock.
Maybe someone had two 60's japanese instruments and put them together. The bridges looks like gibsons, at least the bass
bridge. The gibson waterdecals must be more recent.

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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2017, 03:47:37 AM »
Homemade was my guess. The offset inlays on the bass and the multi-ply binding remind me of old Aria's but would have been the same on a lot of old japanese guitars.  Aria also had a firebird guitar copy in the 70s' that actually had that headstock I think.  The painted on binding is a nice touch  ;D

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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 07:23:51 AM »
Somebody couldn't leave the monster alone.  It looks like both of the bass pickups have been replaced - see all the space around the bridge pickup. And there's what looks like a bunch of screw holes between the bridge and tailpiece on the guitar side, suggesting there was originally a different bridge there.

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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2017, 08:35:49 AM »
The bass tuners are the same as my first bass - an old Kingston, which I believe were made by Kawai.

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Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2017, 02:18:15 PM »
The bass bridge looks like it's also from a Japanese copy.