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Stelling “Super Star”

c.1982, sunburst flamed maple, nickel hardware, ebony fbd, fancy pearl inlays, custom 3 pce neck, Keith tuners, old style block rim, discontinued model, architypal bluegrass powerhouse with very little playwear, EC, OHC



Flatiron F-5


c.1988, light sunburst (iced tea!) spruce top, golden brown stained flamed maple b/s/n, unbound flat ebony fbd, single bound phd/body, abalone fern phd inlay, nickel pltd fittings, made in Bozeman, Montana just after Gibson took company over in 1987, finest quality carving and tonewoods, sounds and plays even better than it looks with almost no playwear, EC, OHC





b/s = back and sides : btn = button : inl = inlaid

fbd = fingerboard : pgd = pickguard : phd = peghead : pce = piece

tpce = tailpiece : t’shell = tortoiseshell

mop = mother of pearl : aba = abalone : adj = adjustable

HC = newer hard case : OHC = original hard case

OSC = original soft or semi-hard case : GB = gig bag


Mint/as new = all original unplayed condition

EC (Excellent Condition) = all original, no repairs/refinish unless noted, some playwear

VGC  (Very Good Condition) = basically all original, may have minor repairs/refinish but no other issues unless noted, moderate playwear

GC (Good Condition) = generally sound, possibly some repairs/refinish, may need work as noted, moderate to heavy playwear

PC (Poor Condition) =  Issues and work required as noted

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