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I will try to have it and let you know...

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Another dreamer... 8990 USD for a style U from 1916 and the best is the text!

"1916 The Gibson Harp Guitar, Style O, serial # 34825, one family owned guitar, all original, no repairs-breaks-cracks, just one easy fix seperation on top of the harp neck-see picture), it is in incredible condition, you will not find another one like it, museum quality, has the original hard case(handle broke on one end). Prefer pickup here in Madison, WI."

 

Oh boy...

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Another overpriced gibson on ebay.

But this one is a beauty!  R-1 in good shape.

I think it was refinished, what do you think?

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/1904-Gibson-R-1-Harp-Guitar-Ultra-Rare_W0QQitemZ220052428610QQihZ012QQcategoryZ33025QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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Hello Nate.

I'm not experienced at figuring out the "refinished or not" game from photos. It surely is a remarkable finish if original. Looking inside the curls of the bridge, it does look darker. That is one place it would be hard to hide a refinish, unless the bridge was removed. Also, between the end of the fretboard and the soundhole would show cross sanding. It all looks too new, but if one was looking for this sort of harp, what a find!

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     I really think this one was refinished. The black accenting was done later also. There are contrasting bands on the bass head stock that show up naturally because it is laminated with cross grain layers but this one is further accented with black paint which is continued along the edges of the bass arm.  Tuners all seem original as does the guitar neck.  The top and bridge are in the best condition I have ever seen.  Nice to have a good picture of the case so I can make one for my R if I ever finish restoring it. 

 

                                               Michael


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This Guitar is quite interesting, but I highly doubt it was originally this orange color- (although the finish on the top was nicely done). The "striping" was a nice attempt at
 "camouflage", but it is dubious Gibson would have done that.

You may all notice that it has been on the site for quite a while: (under section  1B) http://www.harpguitars.net/history/gibson/image9.jpg

Someone really ought to get this and return it to it's original specs ?

I wouldn't mind having an R1,     - Hmmm....... ?



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hello:

      You remember the crazy guy with the style U at 9K? Well he relisted it, stile calling it a style O and at 12K!!! He is mad...

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330054942140&ssPageName=MERC_VIC_RSEE_Pr4_PcY_BIN_Stores_IT&refitem=330053010631&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&usedrule1=UpSell_LogicX&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget

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I couldn't resist...here's my answer to that "$7000 Knutsen for only $4000" listed recently:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280054832534
P.S. But serious;y...bid it up. I need the money.


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Another joker from ebay:

 

This is the description of a plain maple 1900's norsh laute from a Marneurkirchen factory, corrections in red...

"Offered is a late 18th or early 19th century Lute bodied Harp Guitar. I think it's Italian. It could be German. 1900's German

Features:

Simple, elegant headstock and peghead carvings on mahogany peghead, and straight mahogany neck are in excellent condition. Maple neck

Original tuning machines with bone buttons are in excellent condition.

Scalloped fret board (with fret extensions on the table) is in excellent condition.

The frets are in very good condition

Elegant carved rosette.

Nicely carved bridge (I think the bridge is original...maybe a replacement). Original, probably a Goldklang

birch or pearwood body maple

Issues:

Needs bridge pins (12).

Needs spruce top joined to sides.

The top has been flattened and is held to sides with scotch magic tape.

Needs top cracks, including rosette, joined and cleated (FYI: an attempted repair to the rosette needs to be removed and redone).

Top and back braces need to be repaired and/or reglued.

Needs back glued and cleated at sides and bottom joint. Needs all remaining ribs glued and cleated

Needs end pin.

No Case.

Thanks for looking!

 

Here is the page:

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190059482440&fromMakeTrack=true

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Bohmann-Harp-Guitar_W0QQitemZ180070669843QQihZ008QQcategoryZ118994QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item180070669843

Does anyone have 65K? He can get the most amazing HG ever the Bohmann torture garden...

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Ben

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I've been asking for a couple years for photos of this one.  Fantastic.
Too bad it has that extra "0" typo!
Same gentleman whose overpriced Dyer (hey - only 4 digits!) just passed without  a bid.


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Is that the same one from the Chinery collection?


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No Nate, it appears that it is the other one I have on the Bohmann feature page (from that old guitar show picture book).  7 strings on the neck + 12 bass.

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The price went down to 45K now, just 38K to go and it will be a "normal price" for this instrument
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Hey, I thought $45,000. was what harp guitars were supposed to sell for !! That's why I don't buy them, I only build them and sell them. You should try it

Fred

PS: That is a very cool instrument.

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Dear Fred you are write! I will add a 0 to all my price

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Crazy.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Carl-C-Anderson-Harp-Guitar-Michael-Hedges-Knutsen-Dyer_W0QQitemZ120078062573


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My god! He is back again...

http://cgi.ebay.com/C-Knutson-Harp-Guitar-1910-VERY-RARE-C-Knutsen_W0QQitemZ200073311869QQihZ010QQcategoryZ2385QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 

Can someone tell him that the last 2 Kuntsens whent for less than 2000 USD?

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My latest Ebay treasure......
Chet & Merle Travis Album

Should be interesting since Travis is shown with a harp guitar on the cover!


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Cool Dennis.  Chet's old Knutsen is HGT43
in the Archives.  Alas, neither plays it on the recording.
If you can get me a better scan than the photos I took of SB's album, please do.


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I'll see what I can do when the album arrives. Be glad to share whatever you need. Thanks for the info! I'll have to make some notes and keep them with the album.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/c-1912-Knutsen-Harp-guitar_W0QQitemZ320078982682QQihZ011QQcategoryZ2385QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 

2900 USD

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/1915-DYER-HARP-GUITAR-RARE-EXCELLENT-VERY-PLAYABLE_W0QQitemZ230087404138QQihZ013QQcategoryZ118982QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 

4500 and 7850 buy it now!

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/C-Knutson-Harp-Guitar-1910-VERY-RARE-C-Knutsen_W0QQitemZ200075621334QQihZ010QQcategoryZ2385QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 

3500 USD

 

This guys are nut!

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Ben:

you forgot the nice looking german kontreguitarre for a very reasonable price.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-antique-15string-doubleneck-harp-guitar-rare_W0QQitemZ260083596859QQihZ016QQcategoryZ118994QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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That is a very bad quality instrument I'm afraid... Dont bother buying it

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The back have been replaced with clear wood (maple?)!!!! Oh my God  how he can say that the back is maple and sides rosewood? He claims the guitar to be in perfect conditions... What a POS instrument... This is the kind of instrument you NEVER have to by:

Small body

Crappy tuners

changed back

Glued neck (usually warped)

a big NO NO...

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Ben

 

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