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  1. I understand (probably thru an unofficial source) that these were a preview to the summer NAMM. Which, if true, could explain why Epiphone doesn't have it listed on their site. And why there ain't a whole lotta pics available. Also, if true, won't ship till later this year. Looks to be early 60s specs (old style headstock, old style trapeze, etc.). Royal Tan with nickel p-up covers, sunburst with black plastic p-up covers. My suspicion is that they will be built by Gibson (weren't they next to Gibson's area?) and I've heard they will list around $2800.
  2. Just got a '59 Gibsonette/GA-8. Missing the volume pointer knob. It's a Dakaware, has splines (no set screw) and appears to be a dark brown (hard to tell). Anyone got a spare they could sell me? Cheers, Chris
  3. Just got it in yesterday, haven't had a chance to really put it through it's paces yet, but so far it's nice. Whether it's worth $2799 (with free shipping) is up to you. I've been semi-interested in early 60s Wilshires for the last 15 years when I saw Robbie McIntosh play one in McCartney's band at the time. Since then, I've never really had the opportunity to get one for various reasons (money, family, etc.) until this reissue. So I was motivated in that sense... Side-to-side with my '99 SG Classic it's close in many regards, but the SG seems to be just a tad "choked"; not as resonant
  4. 28th one built: Fuller's has the first and second!
  5. http://www.fullersguitar.com/component/page,shop.product_details/category_id,192/flypage,shop.flypage/product_id,2417/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,27
  6. Not sure why someone would fake a Korean-made guitar? Are these Korean-made Sheratons now selling for big bucks?
  7. In case anyone cares (I feel like I am the only one who does ), it seems that Gibson/Epiphone photoshop'ed out the PROTOTYPE 001 inked serial on the back of the headstock: Headstock as seen on the Epiphone website: Here's the untouched photo: If each of the 100 are going for ~$5k, wonder how much this prototype will go for?
  8. Regarding the neck heel, my suspicion seems more valid: that the neck heel seems to have varied. Here's a neck heel from an original '63 Crestwood: Source: http://www.provide.net/~cfh/crestwood.html
  9. So, I noticed that Gibson's going to be/are already producing the '62 Wilshire, just like they used to do back 45 years ago in Kalamazoo. As I was looking at the photos of the reissue on Epiphone's site, I noticed a couple of things that are different compared to some originals. I say this because Gibson/Epiphone is retailing this reissue for an insane amount of bank. Don't get me wrong, I think they created a 95% accurate reissue; but for $4800 and change, you'd think they would nail down all the little details. CASE First, I know that the case shown here could be accurate as
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