So I just bought Steve Howe's TV Junior....

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  1. jgriffin

    jgriffin Junior Member

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    He talks about that guitar in a video I saw. He shows some pieces he is proud of and points out this one and says something like, this is probably one of the best guitars Gibson ever made. Despite selling it, he must have really liked that one. Honestly, he is just an older guy and I think he is cleaning house and preparing for the day where he can't or doesn't want to play.
     
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    Yeah, the cutaways and neck joint are so clean.
     
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    I think you could still buy these Bigsby and Parsons/White string benders from Stew Mac into the 90's.
     
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    "So I just bought Steve Howe's TV Junior...." that's Steve Howe's actual personal property TV Jr. or a replica / "Steve Howe model"?? I've seen a fair number of production models with those "palm trems". Do you have certified documents proving it was actually his? Sorry, just saw this thread in the email blast and haven't read every thread page and the headline is a misleading, but I see guitars almost weekly for repairs or evaluation / valuation, that the owners claim or were told that they belonged to someone famous ... 99% of the time it's BS, just a production "celebrity" model or a forgery. Just curious.
     
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    Its the real deal.

    I got it from a friend of his that has a few of his guitars.
     
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    The shadow isn't bad at all. Nice work!
     
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    Not at all.

    I was gonna fill the screw holes, but it looks fine as is, so I'm leaving em.

    The ABR posts were BARELY in, maybe 3/8s deep.
     
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    IMG_1336.JPG Here's a close up of "the area", that weird hole is the ground wire and where the wire sunk into the wood.
     
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    IMG_1325.JPG This is a Forstner bit and an eggbeater drill doing the job.
     
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    looks good , thanks for the updated pics, was there much tone difference between the two bridges?
     
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    I dunno about any tone differences, but the guitar sure resonates a lot more in my hands now while playing it.
     
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    Looks fabulous! Congrats on a looker of a guitar.
    Enjoy for many years in good health:)

    Johnny T would approve.

     
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    Yes he would.
     
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    Good Job! Looks really nicer now!
    Enjoy it!
     
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    i'm still looking for pieces missing from my pete-townshend-owned les paul deluxe...
     
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    Looks great! I would have done the same.
    If you could find the right color, Mohawk makes some furniture wax fill sticks. Basically a large crayon that fills in holes just like on the face of your guitar. I've used it on kitchen cabinets and it blends in nicely. Here's a color chart. Totally reversible and doesn't effect lacquer paint.
    http://www.woodshopproducts.com/v/v...charts/color-chart-fil-stick-putty-sticks.jpg
     
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