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    The mojo is strong in that one . . .

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    Sorry for the bad picture.. this body shot is a lttle clearer..

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    My guess would be circa 1910 since it doesn't have the inlaid pickguard but has the lyre label. Do you have numbers: serial and FON? What issues does it have to fix up?
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    Serial number is 9461. It has a cracked fingerboard and will require frets. Its missing the cover as well.

    These things are addicting. Not good for the wallet.

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    That's got to be the widest grained spruce I've seen on a top. Very cool. I have an A-4 about the same vintage. I believe it's serial number is 9041.
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    Sweeeet!

    Believe it or not, I have wanted one of those ever since I saw Dash Crofts playing one, about 20 years ago.

    Enjoy and keep us posted.
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    Thanks everyone.

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    Is there a FON stamped inside?
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    Since I like my kit build so much, I've been eyeing those early Gibsons with much interest. Gryphon had four recently and they are all gone. I played two of them and really like the tone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Is there a FON stamped inside?
    Hi 1050 and a no patent applied for guard it does have the violin chin rest clamp. The bridge is the same as my 1910 f4 as well.

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