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    Default Gibson said it was a 1907, so it must be true.

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    Default Re: Gibson said it was a 1907, so it must be true.

    Gosh, you can't get more official than that. Funny, it looks brown between the rosette rings, but black on the rest of the top. Wonder what's going on there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F-2 Dave View Post
    Gosh, you can't get more official than that. Funny, it looks brown between the rosette rings, but black on the rest of the top. Wonder what's going on there?
    Dave, your eyes or computer must be better than mine, I can't see the brown. But, you're right to question the black finish. That and the split peghead might be the reason it is still available

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    Default Re: Gibson said it was a 1907, so it must be true.

    Wouldn't a 1907 have the "pineapple" tailpiece? And an inlaid, rather than suspended, pickguard? Looks 'teens to me...
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    Default Re: Gibson said it was a 1907, so it must be true.

    Lest face it, even the vaunted Gibson company may have made a mistake in '78. If you guys don't hear from me anymore, I may have died laughing! Just because someone said something does not make it true.

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    Default Re: Gibson said it was a 1907, so it must be true.

    That was the Nathaniel Gibson Company. They make equipment for dry cleaners.
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    Default Re: Gibson said it was a 1907, so it must be true.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Mando View Post
    Dave, your eyes or computer must be better than mine, I can't see the brown. But, you're right to question the black finish. That and the split peghead might be the reason it is still available
    Well Jeff, I looked again today and couldn't see any of the brown that I thought I saw yesterday. The tailpiece could be non original, and I have seen an elevated pick guard covering up an inlaid pick guard, so in theory it could be a 1907, but I doubt it.
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    Default Re: Gibson said it was a 1907, so it must be true.

    Why should we assume that the tatty bit of paper relates to that particular instrument?

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