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I am real tempted to buy this sucker. Just don't know if it's a fake or not. Gibson never sold guitar kits that I know of. Not their style. Listing says parts came from a garage sale in Bozeman and are factory 2nd parts. Very interesting

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I am real tempted to buy this sucker. Just don't know if it's a fake or not. Gibson never sold guitar kits that I know of. Not their style. Listing says parts came from a garage sale in Bozeman and are factory 2nd parts. Very interesting

 

 

Paul, it would take someone like you to turn these into a proper guitar. Who knows? You might end up with something nice.

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Oh My...

Is there a bulgarian worker in Bozeman?

I think there is!

Yes I agree that the first in mind could be "grab me" I am so good to buy, but then...

Gibson should be severe quality controll and no "back door delivery"...

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There was a complete HD-28 kit for sale some weeks ago (fine to see the braces from another angle). Must be tempting for a person who wants to add a personal touch and an empty handed luthier.

 

The guy behind the Gibson kit has a lot of loose stuff and has featured a variety of things for a longer period.

It was from him I bought my 25,5 Gibson neck - which btw only is on it's way to the luthier due to the fact that I wanted the right new nut first.

Got that yesterday and soon we'll be moving. . .

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A well-built and finished guitar is a lot of work. Last year, I had a local repairman I've known for years build me a guitar from a StewMac kit. It is basically a vintage D-18 clone, and I had him make a few tweaks. It came out beautifully and has killer sound. But even for a guy who has all the right tools and finishing equipment, it was a lot of work.

 

If you go to StewMac's website and look up their kits, you can actually download and read the instruction/assembly manual. If you're looking to kill some time, go check it out. It is quite educational. I've never looked at a guitar the same since, that's for sure.

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Last year, I had a local repairman I've known for years build me a guitar from a StewMac kit. It is basically a vintage D-18 clone, and I had him make a few tweaks. It came out beautifully and has killer sound.

I remember you talking about this.

Do you have any pictures or sounds to post dhanners ?

Not least the tweaks made me curious -

 

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There are certainly a lot of kits available that mimic the Martin dreads. StewMac probably sells the most. I have never built a guitar from a kit, only from scratch, so I think I'm up to the task. Now, if I can just get the Gibson parts for a decent price, I'll be all set. I did notice that the seller seems to have other parts that came from the Bozeman factory. I wonder if they really are "walking out the backdoor" or does Gibson allow their employees to buy up 2nds.

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A well-built and finished guitar is a lot of work. Last year, I had a local repairman I've known for years build me a guitar from a StewMac kit. It is basically a vintage D-18 clone, and I had him make a few tweaks. It came out beautifully and has killer sound. But even for a guy who has all the right tools and finishing equipment, it was a lot of work.

 

If you go to StewMac's website and look up their kits, you can actually download and read the instruction/assembly manual. If you're looking to kill some time, go check it out. It is quite educational. I've never looked at a guitar the same since, that's for sure.

 

 

I thought my elderly father might build me a guitar kit from Stewmac. He has built boats, trailers, furniture over the years and has quite a few tools. He lives in a different state than me, so I bought him a couple of the Stewmac dvd's trying to get him interested - also lent him the Clapton Guitar book about Wayne Henderson and some others. I sent him the link to Stewmac's Dan Erlewine online tips.

 

 

I tried my best, but no dice - he thought it all looked a bit tricky! I offered to get him the ' fiddle starter kit', but no good.

 

Guess I shall have to keep buying guitars that are made already!

 

 

BluesKing777.

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Looks interesting. Surprised that someone would shell out over $800 for it.

Still a long way until playing it. Notice the label? Its a 1994 centenary label.

SN 1997. An interesting mix of parts.

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I am real tempted to buy this sucker. Just don't know if it's a fake or not. Gibson never sold guitar kits that I know of. Not their style. Listing says parts came from a garage sale in Bozeman and are factory 2nd parts. Very interesting

 

Interesting indeed...You're correct, Gibson does not sell acoustic guitar kits.

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Interesting indeed...You're correct, Gibson does not sell acoustic guitar kits.

 

I would suspect someone at Bozeman is in B-I-G trouble. They may be able to narrow down the list of 'usual suspects' by the lettering on the end of the neck.

 

Probably that feller with the big lunch box who drives that 'Psycobilly Cadillac."

 

Wonder if the winning bidder is the production manager. I 'spect he will be going to pick it up in person to save shipping. [sneaky]

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