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    Neck join at 10th fret is a bit odd with that longish body. I can’t post a photo from my phone.
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    weird proportions - reminds me of a Sumo wrestler seen from behind.
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    Here's some photos for historic purposes:

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    weird looking thing. the summo wrestler joke was the best

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    Robin Hood played one at the Sherwood Forest Festival

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
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    Quite unusual--but in some ways that makes it more attractive.
    Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedmando View Post
    Quite unusual--but in some ways that makes it more attractive.
    I am always attracted by oddball designs but this one might be a little impractical especially with the very short fretboard access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I am always attracted by oddball designs but this one might be a little impractical especially with the very short fretboard access.
    Well I was referring to appearance.
    Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?

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