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Checker Explorer replica spotted on EBay
09-27-2013, 05:51 PM,
#1
Checker Explorer replica spotted on EBay
Custom made checkerboard explorer spotted on EBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rick-Nielsen-Exp...1154920414
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10-22-2015, 11:06 PM,
#2
RE: Checker Explorer replica spotted on EBay
That's hideous.

Awful copy!
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10-23-2015, 12:19 PM,
#3
RE: Checker Explorer replica spotted on EBay
NICE BAND NAME ........ "GRACE'S PERIOD" WITH CHEAP TRICK LETTERING

[Image: https://yt3.ggpht.com/-rdO55NywSLo/AAAAA.../photo.jpg]
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Hello There Ladies and Gentlemen, Are you READY TO ROCK
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10-24-2015, 01:32 AM,
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RE: Checker Explorer replica spotted on EBay
[Image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/cm...8xhiph.jpg]
[Image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/cm...k7q09b.jpg]
[Image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/cm...wic977.jpg]
(the knobs match now!)
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10-25-2015, 06:20 AM,
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RE: Checker Explorer replica spotted on EBay
(10-23-2015, 12:19 PM)johnnymegabyte Wrote: NICE BAND NAME ........ "GRACE'S PERIOD" WITH CHEAP TRICK LETTERING

[Image: https://yt3.ggpht.com/-rdO55NywSLo/AAAAA.../photo.jpg]

lol
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10-25-2015, 08:10 AM,
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RE: Checker Explorer replica spotted on EBay
(10-25-2015, 06:20 AM)pachyderm I Wrote:
(10-23-2015, 12:19 PM)johnnymegabyte Wrote: NICE BAND NAME ........ "GRACE'S PERIOD" WITH CHEAP TRICK LETTERING

[Image: https://yt3.ggpht.com/-rdO55NywSLo/AAAAA.../photo.jpg]

lol

Their signature tune is Come On Come on.  
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12-18-2015, 10:33 AM,
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RE: Checker Explorer replica spotted on EBay
(10-24-2015, 01:32 AM)cmatthes Wrote: [Image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/cm...8xhiph.jpg]
[Image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/cm...k7q09b.jpg]
[Image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/cm...wic977.jpg]
(the knobs match now!)

Did you build this?
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12-19-2015, 01:05 AM,
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RE: Checker Explorer replica spotted on EBay
(12-18-2015, 10:33 AM)willie Wrote:
(10-24-2015, 01:32 AM)cmatthes Wrote: [Image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/cm...8xhiph.jpg]
[Image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/cm...k7q09b.jpg]
[Image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/cm...wic977.jpg]
(the knobs match now!)

Did you build this?

No - it is a very early '80s 4-Digit Hamer Standard, in all mahogany (no maple top, no body binding), like Rick's.  There aren't very many of these out there at all, and Rick owns or has owned several of these.

I had the correct sized checkerboard graphic shot by Stike at ROWYCO Kustoms, then Shannon at HEL Guitar in PA installed the "Bowtie" inlays, which I got from Hamer - they were the spare set done for when Hamer built a replica of his damaged '70s Checkerboard Standard from the back of the "Dream Police" album.  This is one KILLER guitar, and one that I've wanted since I was a kid in 1979!
[Image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/cm...nqg5na.jpg]
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