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Re: Gibson Super Thor


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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on May 11, 2001 at 04:49:58:

In Reply to: Gibson Super Thor posted by DBS on May 10, 2001 at 22:28:13:

: I discovered that a neighbor of mine has a Gibson Super Thor combo amp gathering dust in his basement. He said that he bought it used about 20 years ago. It stands about 4 feet tall, has decent tone, tubes I think. The bottom of the speaker cover is damaged a little from a couple of bored cats. I'd love to have this amp, but it must be somewhat rare. Can anybody guess what this amp is might be worth?

DBS,
A Gibson Super Thor? Damn, haven't seen one of *those* in ages!

The Thor and Super Thor were part of Gibson's early-to-mid 60's offerings; most of them were named after NASA's rockets and satellites, being heavily into the Space Age mindset. :-)

The Thor and Super Thor were the bass models, needless to say.

I'm not at all sure what a Super Thor is worth today; I couldn't find *any* listed on Guitar Base (www.gbase.com), and a Google search didn't give me anything that helped figure out a value on that amp. Gibson's amps generally aren't considered as collectable as comparable Fenders, but they're kinda catching on to some degree.

I'd say that if this amp is in reasonably good condition, it might be worth $200-300, but that's a *very* rough figure, and I wouldn't put that down as a hard-and-fast amount. I'd say that the best thing to do would be to see how much the guy is willing to take for it, to be honest.

Good luck! Let me know if you get it! :-)

-Bob



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