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    Default 1912 Gibson A-1 that needs some love

    If I hadn't already picked up a Gibson A, I would probably jump on this for the BIN price - looks to be a decent price for someone who doesn't care if the instrument is original - needs to finished (original finish is stripped) and has a loose seam and some sloppy wood filler/glue repairs, but the price is decent ($550 BIN + $50 shipping) if you have the skills to do those things (NFI obviously): https://www.ebay.com/itm/324166279684?ul_noapp=true

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    Default Re: 1912 Gibson A-1 that needs some love

    You can pay a king's ransom for the clamp and guard plate alone.so this is probably a very good buy. If it had the tailpiece cover it would be a real bargain. Original tuners but from what I can see of the bridge, it looks like it is a Kay item but if it works and fits well, that is O Kay!

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    Default Re: 1912 Gibson A-1 that needs some love

    I revived a 1913 last year that arrived in slightly worse condition. It's no collector's piece but I love it. If I didn't have a million other things to do right now, I'd jump on this one...

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    Default Re: 1912 Gibson A-1 that needs some love

    It's a good project instrument for someone who is learning the craft and wants to keep it.
    Bear in mind that with the filled areas re-done correctly and a good authentic varnish finish, it would resell for no more than $700 - $800 at the most.

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    Default Re: 1912 Gibson A-1 that needs some love

    I bought a A , 2 months ago 500 bucks. Not to bad for a all original piece Click image for larger version. 

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