- Dec 11, 2012
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I haven't. I have looked at prices enough to know even a perfect one isn't going to let me retire early, nor even trade for a 50's Goldtop with issues. I would just like to make it playable and stable again, leaving as much original as possible.That's in pretty good shape. I know you don't want to sell it but you ever had it appraised?
Honorable mention to a certain '66 LG-0?1934 Martin 0-17. I'll add a pic later.
EDIT: I haven't taken any pics since getting it back from a neck reset, refret, reglued bracing, new nut, and new bridge/saddle. I'll remedy that in the next few days.
It plays and sounds amazing now!
Progress photos courtesy of Jason Burns. (@burnsbanjos on IG)
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EDIT 2: Cell phone wall shot with my '55 00-18G and '62 Country Western...
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Thanks! The tailpiece is made out of celluloid and the pins are big thick pins made of ebony, like the fretboard. The pickguard was also made of celluloid, but it’s long gone.What a great thread!
That L1 is amazing looking! What is the tailpiece made out of? It uses pins to secure the strings ... wow.