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    I have a Gibson Custom Shop guitar, but I don't know the model.
    Its early - mid 80's strat body style 1pu, kahler trem, black.
    Not one of those Charvel models. I bought it new back then, but
    can't find my paperwork on it. The gibson site was no help

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    Post some pics.

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    I have found out that it is a Q100. Are there any sites that have info on guitars??

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    not much out there...

    found this

    Gibson Q100

    Ryan B of Tennessee wanted to know more about his Gibson Q4000 -- well, I have its cousin - a Q100.

    The Q4000 headstock, neck and body horns/cutaways look exactly the same
    as mine, as does the Kahler Flyer Trem and the Dirty Fingers humbucker,
    the strap button positions, and the glued neck (not bolted, as he
    suggests some later models were). Mine has no other pickups, though, and
    just a single volume pot - the one nearest the humbucker.

    The body of the Q4000 looks kind of longer than mine, but that may be
    just the angle the photo was taken at.

    The 'Q' designation rings true. I recall Tiger Music in Brighton telling
    me it was a 'Q100', although I've never seen any literature. They said
    only half a dozen or so had been imported into the UK.

    The only other identifying marks are a gold 'Custom Shop Edition' decal
    on the back of the headstock, and the embossed serial no. 81415531.

    I'm pretty sure I bought it in 1989 or 1990 - a good four or five years
    after the 1985 date cited for the Q4000. Mine cost me £300 I think
    (didn't come with a case - I bought a third party hard case for it).
    I've probably got the receipt somewhere!

    It's a nice little guitar and in fact the action is much better than my
    Explorer. I gigged with it a bit in the past (the band 'Explorers' in
    Bedford, early 1990s!) .
    I SURVIVED TEXAS LINKERS WEEKEND I, II, III, IV and VI and VII.barely made it to VIII time to slow down
    I musta had a broken middle finger for V
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    and dimarzio makes a q100 pickup
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    I musta had a broken middle finger for V
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    Yep, I had one almost identical to that one. But, mine had a soapdish single coil in the neck, and the bucker in the bridge. It was my first 'real' guitar, and it sounded pretty fat if I remember correctly.

    I ended up stripping off the paint and selling it several years ago. They were honduras mohogany bodies, with ebony fingerboards.
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