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I scored a pawn shop prize yesterday, I'm I am really happy with it. 

The back-story and more photos later on this afternoon, when I get off from work. 

I have to run now, that sausage ain't gonna make itself. 
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I have one of those but it's an aerial view of Rahway State Prison in NJ.  

Decades ago I asked my grandmother to pick  up some post cards and that's what she came back with, no fooling.

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9 hours ago, Dub-T-123 said:

Beatles signature Chibson?


And Dub-T-123 wins the prize. 

She's a fairly faithful reproduction of (one of those two) famous Gibson J-160e's that Brian Epstein bought for the lads back in 1962. 
The sound hole tag had been torn out, so I recreated one, and invented a serial number that details the exact day the the Beatles broke up all those years ago. 

$169 dollars, American, used.
Actually plays, sounds, and behaves really nicely. 
I just need to put lighter gauge strings on there. 

I'm impressed with the work of 12 year old luthier 李万里  and 11 year old craftsman 钦芳老.

I'll post some photos in a bit. 
I got in later from work than I had planned. 

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I must state right up front that:

* These photos suck. 
I like photographing in natural light, not in the evening with overhead lamps and Kodak flash. 
But I have to work with the resources I have this evening. 

and, 

* I would never endeavor to represent this fake Gibson as the real deal. 
I'm just happy to have stumbled across it (while in search of gun ammo), and to find that it fills a niche that needed filling. 

See, I have been scheming for a few months to find a cheap used acoustic guitar, and to install a pickup, wiring, and primitive Volume and Tone Knobs right on the front of it. 
I even ordered a cheap kit in order to accomplish this goal. (see link below)

https://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Guitar-6-string-Control-Pickup/dp/B07D992WY5/ref=sr_1_17?dchild=1&keywords=acoustic+guitar+6+string+Volume+and+Tone+Control+%2B&qid=1610589958&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-17


I really hate modern acoustic/electric controls (mounted on the upper shoulder of the guitar typically), and I always liked the look and groove of the Beatles J-160e.
I wanted to create something like that on my own. 

Bigger than Stuttgart, I walked into that pawn shop, and there she is;
The beast who must be bought. 
And so I bought her. 

And now she is mine. 
And she actually plays and sounds really nice. 

Okay, I'm gonna shut up now. 

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9 hours ago, sparquelito said:

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I'm glad they told you on the label its a guitar, I was fooled for a second and thought it was a saxophone.

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39 minutes ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

I'm glad they told you on the label its a guitar, I was fooled for a second and thought it was a saxophone.


I was just copying the sound hole label protocols that Gibson used many years ago. 

'Style' was what we might call Model Number. 
'Gibson' was either guitar, ukulele, or mandolin. 
And Serial Number is self explanatory. 

Trust me, they weren't consistent in their application of these practices either. 

See examples below. 


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If Guitar, Uke and Mandolin were not on the label it would confuse a ignoramus like myself.

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2 hours ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

If Guitar, Uke and Mandolin were not on the label it would confuse a ignoramus like myself.

I find that claim bassless.  😄

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41 minutes ago, ghost_of_fl said:

I find that claim bassless.  😄

Indeed.

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