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1958 / 1963 Korina Explorers: best book?

Joe Desperado

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This book is the best I`ve seen so far concerning original Gibson Explorers

Surprisingly, I don't own nor have I read this book….and I am a complete Korina nut with logs and notes about every guitar I can find. I know Ron frequents the other LP forum, and should have asked where the info comes from in the book. Is there any first hand knowledge in the book, or just pics submitted by owners or???
 
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bursty

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I have owned several Explorers but none have been Gibson; all have been copies and/or replicas.
I have owned mahogany, korona (white Limba), and other lumber species examples.
There is no doubt the Explorer type is an animal unto itself that no other guitar can match.
Grab 'em while U can get 'em.

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LouisWesterlund

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I read "Gibson Amplifiers 1933-2008: 75 Years of the Gold Tone" and gave it a ten out of ten. A truly worthy book. I also have to "confess" that I did not understand all the terms while reading some sequences. I looked for a way to clear everything up and found a service that offers papers for sale on any topic. So I ordered on https://essays.studymoose.com/papers-for-sale an essay from the best academic writers. I got the explanations I was looking for. And only in this case I can recommend with a fully satisfied review the book of Wallace Marx. Jr. Also, if here there are some more students like me, then you can use the mentioned site to get guidance and help from writers for any assignment which you can't do independently for your school or college. In short, guys, ask for help when you don't understand anything.
 
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bursty

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I would like to see some info about neck thickness (particularly @ fret 1) like they have in BOTB
 

RandalWillis

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I have owned several Explorers but none have been Gibson; all have been copies and/or replicas.
I have owned mahogany, korona (white Limba), and other lumber species examples.
There is no doubt the Explorer type is an animal unto itself that no other guitar can match.
Grab 'em while U can get 'em.
korina type 3.jpegI want to look into this more thoroughly. Right now, I don't have time for it. What I'm working on is creating nurse homework, which is not an easy process. This is has been a godsend for me. It can help me to do everything on time and prevent me from focusing all of my efforts on a single task.
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