Auction "Gibsons" - really?

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  1. Henry Pond

    Henry Pond Member

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    https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/...0096/lot-78b7b7b9-8f16-4ceb-b19b-abc9011738e3

    Well, the TR cover is a 3 screw - any other issues?

    https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/...0096/lot-dd64b386-b206-4838-969b-abc9011738e4

    So there are some "custom" embellishments - but what's with the headstock? Silk-screened split diamond and no obvious Serial no.

    Hope the autographs are real.


    (maybre just someone who liked modding head stocks ... unusual top for a ricky
    https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/...0096/lot-fbb84b0a-732a-4545-9217-abc9011738e3
     
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  2. Biddlin

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    I think I'll avoid this auction.
     
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  3. Bad Penguin

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    Wow, an autographed Chibson! Oh joy....
     
  4. Henry Pond

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    Just one?

    Got to love the Ricky with wrong headstock, pickups, bridge, tailpiece, knobs and control layout. Not too sure the shape isn't way off too.
     
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    Wonder if the wood is real.
     
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    One must be careful though. A couple of years ago I advised a friend to buy an authentic Gibson Melody Maker with a straight pull headstock but could not convince himit was "real."
     
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    Ok, so this guys business model is buying Chibsons and have them signed by celebrities, and sometimes "celebrities", only to auction them off? What a bum.
    (although props for the Geno Washington signature! "Hand-clappin-foot-stompin-funky-butt live" is a furious piece of soulpunk, equalled only by Otis Reddings "Live at the Whiskey a go-go" that will blow your speakers to kingdom come and you out the window)
     
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  8. Henry Pond

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    Being on the forgiving/generous side, and based on the dates and badges, I was guessing old roadcrew.
     
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    Could be, but still, logging around the Chibsons, sticking them under the nose of the artists... Muppet.
     
  10. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Well, there's no way to report the listing, so I sent an email to their help line.
     
  11. Henry Pond

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    The listings have been slightly modified - looks like someone was listening. Don't know if anyone bid though ...
     
  12. Richard

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    The autographs are real if they came with a photo of the actual signing. Otherwise they could be fake too.
     
  13. Steve D

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    "A Pink Floyd fully signed Made in the USA electric guitar bearing the name Gibson..."

    Well, it's technically not a lie. It does say Gibson...
     
  14. ChubbyFingers

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    I've got sixteen Std Barrett signed Teles in my garage. Any takers?
     

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