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  1. Hi Red, I checked the neck, luckily there are no signs that a reset was done. I mean, the rest of the changes that are obvious are enough... You mentioned that a lot of odd individual items left the factory, so do you think it ist worth to contact them for any information? I have no clue if Gibson/Epiphone ever answers such kind of mails, I can imagine that they are flooded with questions once they start answering. Do you have any experience? The other Question, what could be a reasonable price for this Texan? It must have been built late 60's until early 70's, and there are a lot of dings and dongs. The worst is the crack on the lower belly, in fact it is a horsebite. The upper teeth cracked the spruce top, and the lower teeth scraped the side This one mare is quite picky about how to play Johnny Cash songs... Take care Lutz
  2. Hey Red 333! thank you very much for your detailed answer. Yes, if I look at the bridge and the pics of the original Texan, you are absolutely right. I only ask myself how the string holding holes have been changed? If you turn a previous mounted bridge that way with the belly facing away from the neck, the holes end up towards the neck. The saddle faces towards the bottom of the guitar, and the strings could not be hold down running over the saddle. Very mysterious. The only answer I can imagine is the person got hold of an undrilled saddle, flipped it over and then drilled the holes. What do you think? Looking at the headstock the black traces around the logo and cloud inlay show that some serious change of the whole appearance was intended, including a light coloured headstock and more tiny details like the new dots beneath the inlays. Maybe this person left his initials on the belly? Have you ever seen any letters on the belly of a Texan? I read an article about another guitar company who let new production plants send them a couple of prototypes before starting a business, so I thought maybe this could be the reason for the letters GMS. Do you have any clue what this guitar could be worth? - just an eyeballed estimation. Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge Lutz
  3. And here are some direct links: Thank you!
  4. Hello there, using photo hosts is new to me, so I hope I chose the correct link. If it doesn't work out, please tell me how to do it. http://s50.photobuck...ueller/library/ Thanks to you all. Lutz
  5. Hello y'all! Thank you for the quick registration, I really appreciate the friendly and qualified posts I read. I need help to identify this guitar. There is no serial nr. to be found anywhere, no paper sticker or anything at the inside. It was bought used around 1975-77 in Germany. Round shoulders, plus size body so I assume it's a Texan. Narrow saddle of 1 9/16 inches (39mm), scale 25.59 inches (650mm) Mahogany neck and body, spruce top. Kluson Deluxe tuners, the back of the neck is covered with varnish. Rounded pickguard without the e-logo, a bridge that is adjustable at only one side. Pickup under the bridge with plug in the strap pin. Parallelogram abalone inlays with dots at the side. On the body there is the sign GMS and close to the neck a 0. Both are very clean under the varnish, so they probably have been there during the production and not put there later. Can it be a prototype? Serial nr. zero? Thank you already in advance, I'm looking forward to hear any hints or suggestions. Greetings from frozen Germany Lutz P.S.: I have Trouble uploading the pics, I will add some in a second post
  6. Hello y'all! Thank you for the quick registration, I really appreciatethe friendly and qualified posts I read. I need help to identify this guitar. There is no serial nr.to be found anywhere, no paper sticker or anything at the inside. It was bought used around 1975-77 in Germany. Roundshoulders, plus size body so I assume it's a Texan. Narrow saddle of 1 9/16 inches (39mm), scale 25.59 inches(650mm) Mahogany neck and body, spruce top. Kluson Deluxe tuners,the back of the neck is covered with varnish. Rounded pickguard without the e-logo, a bridge that is adjustable at only one side.Pickup under the bridge with plug in the strap pin. Parallelogram abalone inlays with dots at the side. On the body there is the sign GMS and close to the neck a 0.Both are very clean under the varnish, so they probably have been there duringthe production and not put there later. Can it be a prototype? Serial nr. zero? Thank you already in advance, I'm looking forward to hearany hints or suggestions. Greetings from frozen Germany Lutz P.S.: I have Trouble uploading the pics, I will add some in a second post
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