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I'm Nick looking for my '79 S-1


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Hi, I'm Nick.

I'm looking for my 79 Gibson S-1.

In 96 my brother pawned it. Pawn shop screwed up and didn't place on police hold shelf.

A guy from LA bought it and I've been trying to find her ever since.

She's unique, to say the least.

The paint is the sunburst yellow and brown  standard 3 single coil pick-ups...


The backside has a big buckle rash area from the rivets in my Levi's when I played.

The unique part.

I shot her with a .357 mag pistol, bottom right hip. It blew a section off the guitar but didn't hit the wiring, pick guard... Nothing.

When I took her to a local guitar maker/repair guy, he asked me if I wanted the bullet hole filled in. I said No, leave it.

So, she has a bullet hole, in the backside. The front shows no evidence of it. That's how tough these solid body S-1s are. Not even a .357 hollow point bullet could pass through at 8 feet.

Why I did it, another story for another day.

I will post photos soon. 

The black Gibson hard case has stickers from all the states I played in. 

Thanks. I hope someone knows someone who talked about an S-1 with a bullet hole

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