View Full Version : Gibson 8-string tenor on ebay

Mike Herlihy
Aug-22-2008, 12:26pm
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Aug-28-2008, 2:33pm
So, $800+ didn't meet the reserve... The seller said "modified," but that's got to be a custom factory product; look at the length and flare of the headstock. Gibson wouldn't have put a headstock that large on a four-string tenor. Lower two courses strung in octaves. Glad I didn't see it earlier; would have been really tempted (Get thee behind me, Satan!). Looks like a full-size or nearly slope-shoulder body, reverse belly bridge, and one of my least favorite construction features: the four-pin bridge that tries to hold two strings per pin. I had a ten-string Regal tiple once that had a five-pin bridge, and if you know anything about tiples, you know how dumb that was; it went from a four-course to a five-course instrument between the nut and the bridge! After-market application of a Martin tiple bridge was the only solution...

Bernie Daniel
Sep-02-2008, 12:33am
Hmmm -- they were calling it an 8 string tenor guitar but almost by defination isn't it a mandocello or an octave mandolin now? #Sure looked intersting.

Greg Stec
Sep-02-2008, 3:44pm
RE:The seller said "modified," but that's got to be a custom factory product.

Take a look at the bridge. #Would Gibson use screws to hold a bridge? #I had an early '70s Kalamazoo flattop TG that had that, but I'd never expect Gibson to do THAT.

To me, this looks like someone's near-fatal attempt at making a louder TG without the pickup and amp. #
IMHO, 12-string guitars are pretty loud by themselves.

Back away. #FAR away, unless you're a luthier or know of one that can return it to its' natural TG state "cheaply."

More than my two cents.

Sep-03-2008, 8:48am
I'll agree with both Greg and Allen ... I bet it started life as a custom (accounting for the headstock), and was butchered later (accounting for the screws).

Jim Broyles
Sep-13-2008, 2:47pm
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Jim Broyles
Sep-13-2008, 2:58pm
I don't play - my husband did - he's gone - it's for sale!


Q: Hello, Would you consider shipping to Canada? Thank you very much in advance for your reply. Aug-20-08
A: Sure, as long as you would pich up extra cost. I will only ship UPS, insured. Thanks, Greg

Not that there's anything wrong with it, but I never met a woman named Greg.