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    Default Gibson 30's era mando end pin

    I recently found a nice 1935 Gibson F-7 from the family of its original owner. It has a non-original end pin and I am having a bit of a tough time finding one that is either original or at least a good reproduction of an original one. Does anyone know of a source or have a suggestion of where to find a proper end pin for this old F-7 ? It should look like this I believe.

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    Default Re: Gibson 30's era mando end pin

    Here's a profile shot. Stewmac sells an ivoroid pin with a dot. You might be able to find an actual ivory pin that's close. I don't recall seeing a plain one like that in a while. This guy might be able to get you close. If he's actually turning them himself I would think he could duplicate that pin.

    You might be able to yellow out the Waverly ivoroid pin by soaking it in strong tea for a week. You also might be able to re-shape the Stewmac pin in a drill press with some sand paper.
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