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    Quote Originally Posted by f5loar View Post
    yes, it was a powerful month for the MM coming out of Nashville.
    I've heard that the "sweet spot" for Derrington era Gibsons is 2001-2002...can we narrow down that time frame to around the Feb 2002 milestone with a plus/minus ????months...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DataNick View Post
    I've heard that the "sweet spot" for Derrington era Gibsons is 2001-2002...can we narrow down that time frame to around the Feb 2002 milestone with a plus/minus ????months...
    I do not know if you could objectively pin point that. I have played 2001s and 2003s that were great. I do know that the fit and finish, as well as the overall Loarish look improved drasticly on 2003s and 2004s. Take this August 2004 one for example
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    '02 Gibson master model #70327 02-01-02
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    Quote Originally Posted by carleshicks View Post
    I do not know if you could objectively pin point that. I have played 2001s and 2003s that were great. I do know that the fit and finish, as well as the overall Loarish look improved drasticly on 2003s and 2004s. Take this August 2004 one for example
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    that one does have "the vibe"...

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    Bringing this thread back to life because I've been having a conversation with Charlie Derrington's nephew. Sent him the video interview with Charlie we published a couple of years ago and the feature video where Monroe is presented his Gibson post-repair my Charlie and others at Gibson. Don't believe he'd ever seen those. He said, "There's a rumor he signed a Gibson..." Seems like a really great guy, hope he drops in here sometime to visit with us.

    If there's a better list of Derrington signed Gibsons around and someone knows where it is and can link to it would appreciate, because, well, it's Friday, I have gig in a few hours and am feeling lazy.

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    Scott,
    Thank you for reviving this. I have been keeping the list updated on the facebook page Gibson Master Model Registry. https://www.facebook.com/Gibson-F-5-...BlFljYlQLFtgjb

    Here is an updated one for history’s sake.

    Master Model Derrington's
    F-5 Prototype 001 July 9 1999 Derrington and Daley. Fern Peghead
    F-5V 10222040 2001 Prototype Derrington (?'s about the date on this one)
    V-70281 October 29, 1999
    V-70282 February 7, 2000
    V-70284 November 1, 2000 Derrington Old Style FP
    V-70285 November 1, 2000 Derrington Old Style FP
    V-70286 December 22, 2000 according to an article
    V-70287 December 31, 2000 Derrington
    V-70288 January 27,2001 Derrington
    V-70293 March 30,2001 Derrington
    V-70294 April 11, 2001 Derrington
    V-70299 June 21, 2001
    V-70300 October 1, 2001 Derrington old style flowerpot
    V-70301 June 29,2001 Derrington
    V-70304 August 2, 2001 Derrington
    V-70306 August 2, 2001 Derrington one piece back
    V-70309 Sep 19,2001 Derrington one piece back
    V-70311 September 27, 2001 Derrington
    V-70312 October 1,2001 Derrington
    V-70313 July 9, 2001 Derrington sidebound
    V-70314 October 23 2001 Derrington
    V-70317 November 2 2001 Derrington one piece back (Formerly owned by Chris Thile)
    V-70320 2002 one piece back Derrington
    V-70321 December 12, 2001 Derrington 2 piece back
    V-70323 December 28, 2001
    V-70327 February 1, 2002 Mine
    V-70328 February 25,2002 One Piece Back
    V-70329 February 20, 2002V-70330 2002 Derrington owned by Marty Stuart
    V-70334 Uncertain if Derrington
    V-70335 March 22, 2002 Derrington
    V-70336 March 29, 2002 Derrington
    V-70339 April 26, 2002 one piece back Derrington
    V-70341 May 28, 2002 One piece back
    V-70342 May 29, 2002 Derrington one piece back
    V-70344 June 12,2002 Derrington. on display at the Bluegrass Museum in Owensboro, KY
    V-70436 June 26, 2002 Derrington signed one piece back
    V-70350 Aug 06,2002 Derrington
    V-70351 Aug 29, 2002 Derrington
    V-70352 Aug 30,2002 Derrington, Single Piece Back formally owned by Derrington.
    V-70353 Sept 19,2002 Derrington Single Piece Back
    V-70355 Sep 27,2002 Derrington side-bound Formerly owned by Chris Hillman
    V-70356 Oct 08,2002 Derrington Owned for Mike Snyder Gold tuners
    V-70358 October 30, 2002 Derrington
    V-70359 October 31, 2002 Derrington one piece back
    V-70360 October 31 2002 one piece back, Fern, wide grain top
    V-70363 November 23, 2002 DerringtonV-XXXX Custom order Derrington signed
    V-70365 December 18 ,2002 Derrington Dark burst
    V-70368 January 27, 2003 Sam Bush Master Model
    V-70370 February 18,2003 Derrington Light tobacco burst
    V-70371 February 22, 2003 One-piece back
    V-70373 March 19, 2003 Derrington signed
    V-70375 March 26, 2003 Derrington
    V-70376 May 30, 2003 Derrington
    V-70377 May 31, 2003 Derrington one piece back
    V-70379, June 27, 2003 Derrington
    V-70382 July 31, 2003 Derrington Blister Maple
    V-70384 July 31,2003 Cherry Master Model Derrington
    V-70387 August 28, 2003
    V-70388 August 29, 2003 Derrington
    V-70391 2003 custom Fingerboard Vine, Fern, 1 Piece Back Derrington Signed
    V-70392 August 26,2003 Derrington
    V-70394 September 27, 2003 One-piece back, light finish, Charlie and Danny
    V-70395 October 28, 2003 Derrington
    V-70397 Nov 8,2003 Derrington
    V-70398 November 22,2003 Derrington
    V-70400 December 15, 2003 Derrington
    V-70404 February 24, 2004 Derrington
    V-70405 March 11,2004 Derrington
    V-70407 April 20,2004 Derrington
    V-70409 April 23, 2004 Derrington
    V-70410 April 27,2004 Derrington (Shaved Neck)
    V-70411 May 18,2004 Derrington
    V-70412 May 27, 2004 One-piece back
    V-70413 June 11, 2004 1piece back, light Finish, old style flowerpot Derrington
    V-70415 August 16, 2004 Derrington (No Pick guard from Gibson)
    V-70416 August 18,2004 Derrington Radiuses Board Large frets, no finish on neck, dark burst, sidebound.
    V-70417 August 24, 2004 Derrington
    V-70424 November 19, 2004 Derrington
    V-70425 November 24, 2004 Derrington Medium burst
    V-70428 September 29, 2004 Derrington. Was built in 2003 but labeled in 2004
    V-70429 Jan 08, 2005 Last Derrington known. owned by Bill Lilly
    V-70440 Sep 29, 2004 Derrington reddish tint radiuses board old style Flowerpot.
    V-70777 April 17, 2003 Derrington Loar According to Derrington Calendar
    V-70778 April 18, 2003
    V-70779
    V-70780 April 29, 2003 Derrington
    V-70781 December 2 2003 Derrington belong to Danny Roberts same number as blonde fern.
    V-70781 December 23,2004 F-5VX X-brace Blonde Fern one of a kind
    V-73732 October 18, 2000 Derrington personal side-bound, a bench copy of his July 9 Loar thus the S/N 73732
    V 70281, Dec 22, 2003 "Bush" Master Model, Derrington

    Start Of Danny Roberts Signature
    V-70427 Jan 18, 2005 Roberts
    V-70430 Jan 8,2005 Roberts
    V-70435 July 25, 2005 Roberts
    V-70438 September 8, 2005 Roberts
    V-70439 September 13, 2005 Roberts
    V-70441 October 21, 2005 Roberts

    Casey Sullivan Signed MM
    V-70443 May 23, 2006 Sullivan
    V-70446 June 25,2007 Sullivan

    Dave Harvey Signed MM
    V-70451 March 14, 2008 Harvey
    V-70452 April 22,2008 Harvey
    V-70453 June 08, 2008 Harvey factory scooped with faux frets
    V-70454 2008
    V-70463 March 3, 2010 Harvey custom amber burst finishMM-70468 Feb 24, 2012 Harvey signed Lacquer finish. (Label Says F5L)

    Distressed Master Models Derrington's
    D-xxxxx Unlabeled Proto from Cooper batch
    D-70286 October 12,2003 proto type 1 piece back Derrington(Charlie Derrington's Personal Master Model)
    D-70287 November 21,2003 proto type Derrington
    D-70288 May 27,2004 Derrington side bound says #1 Distressed on label
    D-70289 May 27,2004 Derrington
    D-70290 September 27, 2004 Derrington
    D-70392 July 9, 2003 Derrington Formerly owned by Big Joe

    Distressed Master Models Roberts'
    D-70293 Feb. 18, 2005 Roberts
    D-70300 April 20,2005 Roberts
    D-70302 May 19, 2005 Roberts
    D-70303 April 8, 2005 Roberts
    D-70304 June 03, 2005 Roberts
    D-70305 June 03, 2005 Roberts
    D-70309 June 24, 2005 Roberts
    D-70314 July 26,2005 Roberts
    D-70315 August 4, 2005 Roberts owned by Roberts and used in the grascals
    D-70316 August 29,2005 Roberts "Brutus" Formerly owned by Big Joe Vest
    D-70319 September 19, 2005 Roberts
    D-70321 October, 11th 2005 Roberts side bound and old style flower pot
    D-70324 November,8 2005 Roberts
    D-70327 December 14, 2005 Signed by Roberts
    D-70328 December 16, 2005 Roberts

    Skagg's Distressed Master Models
    #5 of 30
    #7,"side binding," handpicked by Ricky Skaggs for his personal collection, with letter from Skaggs, 1 of 30 signed by Skaggs
    #9 of 30 8/7/07
    #20 of 30 October 31, 2007
    '02 Gibson master model #70327 02-01-02
    '25 Gibson A-4 Snakehead #82626
    '06 Hicks #1 and #2 F-5 still not done

    Gibson F-5 Master Model Registry

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    I'd say that's a fine list ........... thanks Carles!

    #V-70359 here.
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    Was wondering if these inlaid buttons were Mike Blohm or did Gibson somehow produce them.

    Look great. I've had a couple, of F4s with these on and I have a set of Mike Blohm buttons to put on an F4 I;ve just had made by Barry Kratzer, Savannah. It's being sent to UK and coming next week.

    JimmyP
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    Given the date of December 12, 2002, can we infer that this one is V-70364?

    https://www.elderly.com/collections/...model-f-5-2002
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    Quote Originally Posted by pheffernan View Post
    Given the date of December 12, 2002, can we infer that this one is V-70364?

    https://www.elderly.com/collections/...model-f-5-2002
    You are correct. If you zoom in on the 360 degree view, you can see the serial number. I will add it to the list.
    Thank you
    '02 Gibson master model #70327 02-01-02
    '25 Gibson A-4 Snakehead #82626
    '06 Hicks #1 and #2 F-5 still not done

    Gibson F-5 Master Model Registry

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