Why I came to this Web Site

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by realjeeper, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. realjeeper

    realjeeper New Member

    Over a month ago I started documenting all the descriptions and serial numbers of all my guitars as I wanted to update my Home insurance. I have about 10 guitars, many vintage such as my 79 Les Paul, a 64 ES-175D and others. As I was looking for a 91 Gibson OP-25 that was a birthday gift when I turned 39, I couldn't find it ... I was in a panic looking all over, thinking I left it at church where I play a lot or perhaps left it in my truck which had gone to the body shop for repairs, went everywhere I know ...nothing.... sadly, I assumed I had left my truck unlocked and someone had took it. Today (Feb 10) I got a call from Enterprise Car Rental who asked me if I was missing a guitar - WOW! seems a customer who rented the car just after me (which I rented while my truck was in the shop) found it in the trunk and returned it. It took Enterprise awhile to figure out who was the previous renter was so lucky me, The guitar I've owned for 25 years is back and am feeling so thankful right now. It's a great little guitar and I love playing it. THANK YOU ENTERPRISE - YOU ROCK! (as well as the guy who brought it back - I'm trying to find out who that is so I can thank them properly)

    So now, I'm trying to find out more history on the guitar itself. It's a black lacquer flattop 6-string acoustical with a Epiphone EQ and pickup under the bridge; it has a plastic round back. I still have the sales receipt showing my wife had paid almost $700 for the instrument. It came out of the Montana plant and I had read somewhere that only a couple hundred were made, mostly out of parts from another model they were 'experimenting' with. Since my 2014 Vintage Guitar price guide doesn't list it so I'm curious if anyone can steer me to a site that can give me good info so I can value it properly (from now on). Can't seem to find anything on Gibson's official site.

    Thank you for allowing me to share!
     
  2. shupe13

    shupe13 Member

    Luckily there are still good people out there.


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  3. Infant

    Infant Active Member

    Welcome to Gibson Talk. That's a great story. Glad it all worked out well for you. Do you have pictures of the guitar?
     
  4. johnreardon

    johnreardon Active Member

    Hi and welcome to this place. Glad you got your guitar back.

    Have you tried contacting Gibson ref your guitar? They usually help if they can. They will need to see pics of the guitar including serial number
     
  5. SAguitar

    SAguitar Active Member

    Wow, that is a wonderful story, and reassures us that there are still good people out there. I am very happy for you!
     
  6. realjeeper

    realjeeper New Member

    Thanks for the welcome

    This is a picture of some of my guitars and my son in our music room ... the once missing Gibson is the black flattop to the left of my son. BTW He's a lefty so am trying to teach him the other 'right' way



    I'll give Gibson a call to check on the OP-25's history.

    Thanks again,

    Rick
     

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  7. Biddlin

    Biddlin Member

    The OP-25 was made as response to Ovation's entry into the market. I understand only 298 were made. I saw a natural finish model sell for around $650 a couple of years ago.
     
  8. Infant

    Infant Active Member

    hey Bids! Where ya been? Good to have you back!
     
  9. Biddlin

    Biddlin Member

    "hey Bids! Where ya been?"
    I lurk pretty often. I'm spending a fair amount of time trying to get a crime novel published.
     
  10. SAguitar

    SAguitar Active Member

    Well good on ya, mate! That is an incredible undertaking.
     
  11. William

    William New Member

    I love Gibson guitars
     
  12. Billy C

    Billy C Active Member

    Well you be one lucky dude for sure, realjeeper. Really glad for you on the guitar find. As I get older I doubt myself on where I put things of importance so I know how you felt when you couldn't find your guitar. At times people surprise my as to their honesty on just about anything.........................Oh, Hi and Welcome to Gibson-Talk.
     

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