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Moose, have you seen this!! Epiphone "EXCELLENTE"

#1 User is offline   frenchie1281734003 

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:58 AM

Just a heads up for Moose, if he hasn`t spotted it already.
http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:15 PM

View Postfrenchie1281734003, on 26 February 2012 - 03:58 AM, said:

Just a heads up for Moose, if he hasn`t spotted it already.
http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

Steve.



Steve:

Thanks a heap for your very appreciated heads up-I did miss this one on EBay Very unusual history to say the least-especially
because it is missing the large, signifying pick guard, has an early Frontier model guard and has chrome tuners rather than the gold ones that came on other Excellentes.

Regards,

Moose

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:04 AM

Yes I noticed the differences too Moose, but the owner did say he got it at an end of 60s, Gibson yard sale, which leads me to believe it may have been a carcass that had been lying around, and then finished with whatever parts were left, once Gibson dropped the Epiphone line, and wanted to get rid of remaining stock.

The pickguard looks like a late 60s screwed on smaller Texan/Eldorado type, as used in 68/9.

Sorry you missed out!

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1980 Daion Heritage 78 acoustic.

1983 Epiphone Casino Natural Burl (Matsumoku).

1994 Gibson J-100 Xtra (Mahogany) acoustic.

2011 Fender U.S.A 52 Telecaster FSR (Thin skin), Lake placid blue.




"I started off with nothing,and I still have most of it left. "Seasick Steve".

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:54 AM

View Postfrenchie1281734003, on 28 February 2012 - 01:04 AM, said:

Yes I noticed the differences too Moose, but the owner did say he got it at an end of 60s, Gibson yard sale, which leads me to believe it may have been a carcass that had been lying around, and then finished with whatever parts were left, once Gibson dropped the Epiphone line, and wanted to get rid of remaining stock.

The pickguard looks like a late 60s screwed on smaller Texan/Eldorado type, as used in 68/9.

Sorry you missed out!

Steve.


Thanks again Steve for your good thoughts and very interesting observations -I agree with you about this particular guitar-judging by the low bidding
on it, the bidders apparently also had their own reservations about it.

Regards,

Moose

P.S. I would love to see a photo of the inside label if it had one.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:18 AM

Steve:


I have some interesting info re that recent "Excellente" offering

Moose

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:51 PM

There is also a 1960s Frontier up on eBay at the moment.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:45 AM

View Postzombywoof, on 07 March 2012 - 12:51 PM, said:

There is also a 1960s Frontier up on eBay at the moment.



Zomby

Nice hearing from you-can't find the Frontier EBay listing-where did you see it?

Regards,

Moose

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

View Postmooseguy, on 07 March 2012 - 08:18 AM, said:

Steve:


I have some interesting info re that recent "Excellente" offering

Moose


Tell me more Moose!!

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1983 Epiphone Casino Natural Burl (Matsumoku).

1994 Gibson J-100 Xtra (Mahogany) acoustic.

2011 Fender U.S.A 52 Telecaster FSR (Thin skin), Lake placid blue.




"I started off with nothing,and I still have most of it left. "Seasick Steve".

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:16 PM

View Postfrenchie1281734003, on 08 March 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

Tell me more Moose!!

Steve.


Steve:

How can I PM you regarding this info?

Moose

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:46 AM

View Postmooseguy, on 08 March 2012 - 03:16 PM, said:

Steve:

How can I PM you regarding this info?

Moose


Click on my profile, and then click on send a message. I have tried to send you a PM, but your inbox appears to be full.

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1983 Epiphone Casino Natural Burl (Matsumoku).

1994 Gibson J-100 Xtra (Mahogany) acoustic.

2011 Fender U.S.A 52 Telecaster FSR (Thin skin), Lake placid blue.




"I started off with nothing,and I still have most of it left. "Seasick Steve".

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

View Postfrenchie1281734003, on 09 March 2012 - 12:46 AM, said:

Click on my profile, and then click on send a message. I have tried to send you a PM, but your inbox appears to be full.

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thanks-will send message

Moose

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

View Postmooseguy, on 08 March 2012 - 07:45 AM, said:

Zomby

Nice hearing from you-can't find the Frontier EBay listing-where did you see it?

Regards,

Moose



Sorry I did not check in earlier - the listing ended yesterday. It was a '67 Frontier and went for $2K.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:53 AM

View Postzombywoof, on 09 March 2012 - 01:11 PM, said:

Sorry I did not check in earlier - the listing ended yesterday. It was a '67 Frontier and went for $2K.


It`s back on ebay now Zomby, only this time they want $10,000!!! I would gues by the big pickguard it is more likely to be a 63/64 model, with one of those serial numbers that they re-used in 67. All the same though, even if it was pristine which it definitely isn`t, it`s not worth $10,000.

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1980 Daion Heritage 78 acoustic.

1983 Epiphone Casino Natural Burl (Matsumoku).

1994 Gibson J-100 Xtra (Mahogany) acoustic.

2011 Fender U.S.A 52 Telecaster FSR (Thin skin), Lake placid blue.




"I started off with nothing,and I still have most of it left. "Seasick Steve".

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:11 PM

View Postfrenchie1281734003, on 10 March 2012 - 12:53 AM, said:

It`s back on ebay now Zomby, only this time they want $10,000!!! I would gues by the big pickguard it is more likely to be a 63/64 model, with one of those serial numbers that they re-used in 67. All the same though, even if it was pristine which it definitely isn`t, it`s not worth $10,000.

Steve.



Steve:

Wonderous offerings such as this 10K Frontier never cease to amaze. Hopefully some where there is a nice quiet final resting place for rediculosly overpriced guitars - Great idea-maybe we should start a RENT-A-CRYPT.

Regards,

Moose

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:14 AM

Korean Excellente from Portugal on eBay for 1600!
RUSH ME!

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:11 AM

View Postel capitan, on 16 March 2012 - 08:14 AM, said:

Korean Excellente from Portugal on eBay for 1600!
RUSH ME!


El Capitano

What should I rush you-a blond or brunet?

And you thought the stock market was crazy - Could I buy an option on your SB Excellente?

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

View Postfrenchie1281734003, on 10 March 2012 - 12:53 AM, said:

It`s back on ebay now Zomby, only this time they want $10,000!!!



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Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:40 AM

Plenty of Frontiers on Gbase-some have been on for months.Not cheap.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:28 AM

But that kinda scratch can get you into an early 1960s Hummingbird with money left jingling in your pocket.

But I do admit when I started hungering for an HB I decided I could save myself a ton of cash by going the Frontier route. Lawdy was I in for a surprise.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:01 PM

$3000 from Elderly for a Frontier with rope'n'cactus? A snip!
The Epi version of the HB is the Eldorado.The Frontier is the forerunner to the Dove,
but with birdseye maple instead of flame & no tune-o-matic.Poor man's Gibson?
Tell it to Macca,Graham Nash,Peter Frampton-all Texan owners.

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