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1980 Gibson ES-347 - what's the stop tail?

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A friend of mine took his 1980 Gibson ES-347 out of storage after 10 years and was shocked to discover it was covered in mold and mildew - to the point where the after market Trem had basically rotted off the the guitar.

He asked me to help out - I do minor setups and restoration of acoustic instruments, but draw the line at Re-frets, body cracks and neck re-sets.

 

I got the guitar back to life after a good surface cleaning with bleach, water and vinegar, then naptha and polish.

 

What was the original stop tail piece on these guitars? and where can those be purchased? - I've seen a photo's of originals online, and they appear to have black intonation screws.

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