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Early Southern Jumbo With Skunk Stripe

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Was the skunk stripe painted on or was it a piece of wood inlaid on the top ?

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http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/112148-1942-gibson-southern-jumbo/

 

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:51 PM

 

The skunk stripe wasn't used to cover up a joint but to hide the fact that there was no joint. Due to the war there was a shortage of spruce and many guitars had three four and five piece tops That made the joints all over the top but never in the middle.

 

However...in this thread John Arnold said: Considering that the stripe was painted on to hide a bad center seam joint, I would go after the one without it https://umgf.com/skunk-stripe-desirability-t192816.html

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Here is a beautiful picture of me at the Asheville guitar show. Also the guitar which has been acquired by a good friend.jQhslWm.jpg

 

Let's pick,

-Tom

 

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Here is a beautiful picture of me at the Asheville guitar show. Also the guitar which has been acquired by a good friend.

Let's pick,

-Tom

 

Nice one, Tom. You and that guitar are pretty similar vintage. I'm trying to figure out which of you has the most playwear...

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Nice one, Tom. You and that guitar are pretty similar vintage. I'm trying to figure out which of you has the most playwear...

 

I am six months younger -- but we might have been delivered at about the same time.

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I am six months younger -- but we might have been delivered at about the same time.

 

You both look great. Lots of mojo! [biggrin]

 

There is something about the look of those skunk stripe guitars that I love. To me the guitar Tom is holding is about the coolest looking acoustic guitar there is. Maybe I should paint a stripe on my modern Banner SJ replica. Now that’s an idea...really...

 

Lars

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