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Gibson Mystery Explorer

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Hey guys, been absent for a while but have a question for any Gibson fanatics. Well I work at a local guitar shop and my co-worker has a Gibby Explorer that he purchased from a local dealer in '78. He bought it "new" and is the sole owner, but came with a factory refin, two serial numbers, and a "second" stamped on the back of the headstock.. The first serial # (967346) indicates it was approx built in 1959 while the second (70178087)indicates that it's from '78. It also has a repaired headstock from the factory as well. Any info concerning value, history, facts etc would be great.

 

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The serial numbers on 76,77 and 78 Explorers are hard to decipher, based on the tuners pickgurard an pickups that looks like a 77/78 to me, the strap button on the bottom of the guitar is also in the 70's position.

 

Early Explorers are Korina and very light.

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The 'Gibson' logo with the closed 'b' and 'o' is a bit of a give-away...

 

[wink]

 

Nice guitar!

 

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