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    Steve Howe's Custom Made Gibson Guitar. Arguably the greatest progressive Rock guitarist alive today, Steve Howe has left an indelible mark on Rock history with both his solo work and his work in bands like Yes, the Syndicats, Asia, GTR, and Tomorrow. At age 17, Howe bought his first electric guitar, a Jazz-style Gibson ES 175 hollowbody electric, in 1964 -- at a time when nobody was playing hollowbodies in Rock bands. Despite the derision of his peers, Howe made a name for himself and established a lifelong affair with that particular make and model. (Matter of fact, Howe's guitar collection has been the subject of a book, and his instruments have been exhibited in museums.) This Gibson ES 175D custom guitar (serial #327081) -- his second electric guitar -- was made for Howe in 1978 and played extensively by him for over 20 years. Howe's name can be found engraved on two small plates, one on the headstock and the other on the tailpiece. Well cared for by Howe, it is in Excellent, like-new condition despite regular use, and is one hell of a nice axe.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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