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    Nothing like some vintage Gibson mandos. A '25 A1, 100% original including the case, and her older sister, a '13 F2, mostly original Handel tuners and all. The original pick guards and hardware on both these are removed due to the pick noise during playing. Enjoy.
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    My Mix A 5 is very Schwartz. I added a finger rest..



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    OMG
    What I would give to hold it in my grubby hands................... must be so woooooody........!
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    Finger rest???
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    They are woody Sheephead. The Snake-head is loud too. The F-2 is a close second and has a very clear sustain. Two keepers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Miller View Post
    Finger rest???
    Also known as a pickguard.

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    Default Re: Black Beauties

    Are others allowed to play? I also have a pair of black beauties, although only one is a vintage Gibson!

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    And I guess in a certain sense, this can be considered a Black beauty as well.

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    Very nice pheffernan. All are definitely black beauties! Does your '24 have a clamp style pickguard or the arm screwed into the side? Tell us about your A2-z. It looks fantastic.

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    My long time friend, bought it around 37 years ago or so. I have had others but always come back. It was sold to me as a black A2Z but really properly should be called a black A-2 snakehead.

    At one point I had a black-face 1937 K-1 mandocello and a 3-point black F-2 but those are long gone.

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    Mine is here.
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