Re: "Gibson" Franken-Tenor?
Are you sure about that? I have owned two Gibson tenor guitars, 1936 TG-0 and also a 1964 TG-0 (this one was all mahogany, just like that one discussed) and both had just a simple rectangular bridge base -- i.e., no belly.
Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton
The only Gibson tenors that I have seen with a belly on the bridge base was the mid-1960's TG-25 (these were often cherry sunburst face with the belly pointing to headstock, some had a pickup too) and the mid-1920's TG-1 which had a narrow belly pointing to the tail piece.
The TG-50's of course had a trapeze arrangement.
Bottomline. I'm pretty sure that is not the original bridge on the Craig's list instrument.
Regardless it is interesting to see this conversion as I once thought of doing just exactly that to my '63 TG-0 but wondered if the neck would stand up. Also I thought the 1 3/16" nut on those things was on the narrow side for an octave.
Last edited by Bernie Daniel; May-08-2012 at 9:30pm.
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