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    Bought a basket case Gibson Junior snakehead last fall. Refinished it and had my local gear whisperer add hardware and some frets. Folks here recommended a Cumberland Acoustics bridge and a clamshell tailpiece, so that's what it has. Thanks for the guidance!

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    Well done!!

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    Wow, Charlie, way to bring a ghost back to life! Now, pick the snot outta it for a lotta more years!!
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    Very nice.

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    Looks fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CES View Post
    Wow, Charlie, way to bring a ghost back to life! Now, pick the snot outta it for a lotta more years!!
    Yep, I've been banging away. The neck is shorter than my other mando's, and it turns out that makes it easier to go up the neck because now my left pinky stops at the twelfth fret, so I have a fighting chance at figuring out where the hell I am. (NOT a pro!)

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    How cool! I love it when a rescue finds a good home!

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    Thats great! Post some video!

    I love the look of the old Jr's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by soliver View Post
    Thats great! Post some video!

    I love the look of the old Jr's!
    Ugh. Last year I bought a Zoom digital camcorder that got good reviews, hated it, returned it. I doubt I'll ever go down that road again.

    And so far, I've never needed a telephone that takes pictures (or a camera that makes phone calls), so that's not real likely, especially in the short run.

    If anyone ever videos it in action, I'll post something, but that's not likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Bought a basket case Gibson Junior snakehead last fall....
    I've been looking for one of those for years. I have been hoarding hardware for just as long. Every one I found was either too far gone or the price was in Hollywood. Nice job.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    I like the after look, very cool. I also like basket cases for projects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    I've been looking for one of those for years. I have been hoarding hardware for just as long. Every one I found was either too far gone or the price was in Hollywood. Nice job.
    I'd been looking for a few years, too. I spotted this one either here or at Reverb, can't remember. Talked the guy down to what I had to spend. The price wasn't Hollywood, but it wasn't Tobacco Road, either.

    Anyhow, it sounds good enough and plays well enough that I might sell my other mando. That would put me back in the black.

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