Designated K7

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Some of you may know, one of my hobbies is building/restoring electric guitars. This came out of knowing I'd never be able to afford a 1959 sunburst Les Paul, so I made one!

This week, a friend of my son's (my eldest is a guitarist/musician) asked if I would refinish his guitar, and look what the fret marker at the 12th fret says.....

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He asked me what colour I'd do it, well, there's only one! But it got me thinking, what else has had the designation "K7" attached to it?

I can think of the Type K7 phone box, the Honda CB750 K7 (I had one, coincedence though!) and the K7 mini sub,and now this guitar, but there must be others, surely? (P.s, this not an anorak test!)
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Suzuki did a GSXR1000 K7 :D
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K7 mini sub
You not thinking of X-7? The guitar looks great, though. Meant to ask you, Steve, you mentioned that Michael Scumacher can neither move nor talk the other day. Was that a snippet of inside info, or did it come from somewhere else. Sad if it's true.
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Got to get a plug in here for one of our sponsors! Campbell fans through and through, Hood Jeans, a small family-run business in Norfolk, launched the K7 Jean in 2001 - since which time it has become one of the best-known names at the specialist end of the motorcycle clothing products market.

[Gratuitous plug ends] :lol:

Reference the guitar, Steve, I have a 1960s Höfner electric model here that's a six-string. I've had it since around 1970. Will PM you to see if you know anything about it, as a couple of years ago I could find no reference to this particular model anywhere on the net.

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HMSm K7

One of the less than successful K Class Submarines. Commissioned 1917, broken up 1921. Hit the already sinking HMSm K14 (lost with all hands) during the 'Battle of May Island' (in which no enemy units were involved) which left K7 damaged.
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HMSm K7
Ah, of course - the K-class boats - forgot all about those. Steam powered submarines, a silly idea for the technology of the day. All the boiler uptakes and funnels and such had to be retracted and sealed before they could dive but just in case someone forgot the boiler space was doubly sealed with portholes so you could look in and watch the forgetful crew drown / poach themselves when they forgot to shut something as happened with K-13 in Gareloch. I've dived the Battle of May Island site too - memory starting to go.
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Beat me to it on the sub'!!

Sadly, regarding Schumacher, a bit of insider, though I think now Todt has admitted that it is the case.

Can't get on with seven string guitars, my fingers are too short and fat!!

Send me what you have on the Hofner Nigel, I'll do my best. If it's a "Verythin" derivative you could be sitting on a gold mine, quite sought after now.
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Thanks, Steve - I'll get some info and a photo to you over the weekend. It's fatal to build up one's hopes (money-wise). If it's not a rarity, I'll keep it for sentimental reasons. If it is a rare 'un, I'll end up selling it in the fullness of time. It has to be that way.

I'd not describe it as a "Bert Weedon-style" shape - it has the leaner look that came into vogue right after that. When I got it, 1970-time, it was second-hand. So my guess would be that it's a 1967-1969 model.

Anyway, it will hopefully reveal its identity to us somehow.

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Sadly, regarding Schumacher, a bit of insider, though I think now Todt has admitted that it is the case.
Sad state of affairs. You need a good knowledge of physiology to be a technical diver and stay alive and then a good friend of mine had a stroke and is still recovering so traumatic brain injury is something I've studied in depth and the odds say that Schumacher won't get a whole lot better. Next we have to wait and see what's left of poor Jules Bianchi.
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Renegadenemo wrote:
Next we have to wait and see what's left of poor Jules Bianchi.
Yeah - there was a guy with the whole world at his feet. But it can all change in a split-second ... for any of us.

Pays to bear that in mind, as many don't and think they're invincible.

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