Ive enjoyed reading the forums always learn something.
Now I have a question:
I recently bought a 25 Gibson Junior which was priced very reasonably because it has a replacement tuners, a replacement tail piece and a natural re-finish. But it is fun to play and sounds very nice, so Im happy.
But now I am looking at it more carefully. The natural finish appears to be old maybe as old as the mandolin. The tuners are Kluson Deluxe, and are also old. And the tailpiece is an engraved The Gibson type, also old.
It seems strange that someone would upgrade a Junior like this, especially if it was done long ago. Is there a chance that it came from the factory like this? Maybe as an upgraded Junior or as a factory refit?
Any insight is appreciated.