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les paul body with V headstock?

#1 User is offline   vanishing spy 

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 08:15 AM

I'm trying to figure out what this gibson is exactly. I saw Mac McCaughan playing it. I've been looking around the internet and am guessing it's a Sonex with a flying V-neck attached. Did gibson do this or is it a custom hack?
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 08:44 AM

Looks like a late '70's Marauder to me.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 01:32 PM

Concur - It definitely looks like a Marauder. I was in a Skynyrd tribute band, and one of the guitarists had one (blonde though, if memory serves me right).
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 05:13 PM

It is a Marauder. Here's the most common color...
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The one he's playing is a LOT rarer. It's the sunburst model with a bound neck and block inlays. Here's an old ad with Paul Stanley pushing them (who woulda' thought Paul Stanley would take money to pimp a product... Posted Image)...
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 03:03 AM

Wow, You guys are on it! Thanks for helping out.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:40 PM

Paul Stanley played a Marauder on ONE song only during a 70s Kiss concert - and he smashed the guitar to pieces at the song's end.
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