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- Apr 2, 2010
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It’s the usual flame maple veneer on a carved maple top. I’d have to guess 12 to 15 mm thick.
I think Storks are semi hollow as well. Most I have seen have a trapeze tailpiece vs the stop tail on the albatross. Other than that, I'm not seeing much difference.That is a fine looking specimen. So what is the difference between a single cut 77 Stork and a 77 single cut Albatross ?? Storks are fulll hollow and Albatross' are semi-hollows ?
Personally, I think the neck feels great. I prefer necks that are a little wider at the nut. I'm sure there's a point when a neck might feel too wide, but this isn't it. It's comfortable and I don't really notice that it's slightly wider than usual.Beautiful thing. Does the neck feel noticeably wider than the usual Gibson specs?
And, can you describe the tone? Woody, like my PRS Hollowbody Spruce was, or more 335-ish?
I'm lucky to also have a Realdeal 335, though mine is blonde. It is truly superb, among the best I've had. If anyone has been looking for that one special and historically accurate 335, you should definitely reach out to @RyanC . There aren't many of these floating around.I've decided to move a couple of MIJ beauties. 1980 Tokai LS100 (Reverb link below) and a sunburst Realdeal® Superb 335 (pics coming) with the K&T pickups. DM me to discuss if you're interested.
Tokai LS100: Reverb link
Realdeal Superb 335 (more pics coming)
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Happy holidays, gents!
Thanks. I've only seen one other, and that one was natural. But yes, they are pretty uncommon in this configuration.I looked up your Seventy Seven Albatross on Reverb. There are none like it, and yours is also much nicer looking than any others, including the Exrubatos.. One of a kind.
If you're referring to the Albatross, it's not sold, still available.Congrats on the sale, Greg. I was surprised it was still here this morning.