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  • Got my Explorer back from refinisher today!!!!! Pics inside (before and after)

    Here it is, 85 Gibson Explorer Custom Shop Mahogany body with Maple neck, dirty fingers pick-ups, 2 of the 3 pots are original. I also installed new sperzel locking tuners and what a great sounding and monster playing instrument! It is a thing of beauty, I never thought I would like an Explorer until I got this one and got it set-up how I wanted it and it truly nearly plays itself the action is so low.



    I attached before and after pic's It is now Alpine white.



    This link will take you to my photo bucket site to the 1985 Explorer photos.

    http://s27.beta.photobucket.com/user/bketner/library/ just click on the 1985 explorer folder and feel free to check out any of my other gear if you would like too.
    www.bartketner.com

    www.rissonamplifiers.com

    www.rosepickups.com

    www.claytoncustom.com

    www.drstrings.com

  • #2
    I couldn't locate the folder...I did see some nice welding equipment and a what looks to had been a horrible car accident, I hope that wasn't friend or family of yours
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    • #3
      Was Prymal Urge that band I saw open for Wyld Stallyns?

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      • #4
        ahhhhhhhhhh





        Cool...................





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        • #5
          Courtesy embedding:



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          • #6
            Needs an eet **************** sticker on it. Looks great yo.

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by Mesa/Kramer
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              ahhhhhhhhhh





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              I got that for free with 49 hours on it. The guy bought it new and blew up the diesel engine, so they sent him a new one and he installed the new one and had some guy change it and the guy didn't install the rotor bolt that holds the stator onto the crankshaft for the generator and it burnt up the generator as soon as it got a good load put on it. He said screw it and it sat for years. I repaired an outboard for him and he gave it to me. I bought a 9000watt generator head for 280.00 delivered. So I have a new generator for 280.00 It will power my entire home winter and summer and also power my entire set-up for a portable gig in the woods or something



              You gotta love that!
              www.bartketner.com

              www.rissonamplifiers.com

              www.rosepickups.com

              www.claytoncustom.com

              www.drstrings.com

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              • #8
                Please tell me that wasnt an original Matias Jabs custom shop explorer? They are worth 3X what standard explorers were from the "80s.

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                • #9
                  Now you need a red fur lined case so the finish starts turning pink after 10 years...



                  Or leave it out on display and watch it turn to banana yellow.





                  Nice job.
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                  • #10
                    Big city, big city nights. You keep me rockin'!
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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by Krank'N
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                      Please tell me that wasnt an original Matias Jabs custom shop explorer? They are worth 3X what standard explorers were from the "80s.




                      was my first thought too.



                      Looks good though.
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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by Krank'N
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                        Please tell me that wasnt an original Matias Jabs custom shop explorer? They are worth 3X what standard explorers were from the "80s.




                        That's what it looks like.. Oopsie for the OP...
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                        • #13
                          It was originally black and bought new in Blackpool England. I bought it from the original owner and he said after touring for 10 years in Europe the finish flaked off in little flakes and then in big chunks. He said he kind of just left it after 15 years of playing it as the finish was about gone except for the headstock. I swapped him a Fender Bassman Ten for it that I bought for 200.00 bucks. It cost me 300.00 to have it completely refinished.



                          2 of the 3 pots are original the pickups are the original dirty fingers even the switchcraft pickup selector switch is original. I was considering getting my buddy to make me graphics so I could put them on the body to make it a Mat Jabs guitar.
                          www.bartketner.com

                          www.rissonamplifiers.com

                          www.rosepickups.com

                          www.claytoncustom.com

                          www.drstrings.com

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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by Krank'N
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                            Please tell me that wasnt an original Matias Jabs custom shop explorer? They are worth 3X what standard explorers were from the "80s.




                            Umm. It looks real nice. But I'm thinking this too
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                              Quote Originally Posted by The Crusher
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                              It was originally black and bought new in Blackpool England. I bought it from the original owner and he said after touring for 10 years in Europe the finish flaked off in little flakes and then in big chunks. He said he kind of just left it after 15 years of playing it as the finish was about gone except for the headstock. I swapped him a Fender Bassman Ten for it that I bought for 200.00 bucks. It cost me 300.00 to have it completely refinished.



                              2 of the 3 pots are original the pickups are the original dirty fingers even the switchcraft pickup selector switch is original. I was considering getting my buddy to make me graphics so I could put them on the body to make it a Mat Jabs guitar.




                              Then awesome. The refinish looks great AND you didn't destroy a valuable guitar in the process..
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