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    Default Broken 1924 A-Jr Refinished

    The refinish is the least of its woes!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/11554988048...=&toolid=10050

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    I just look at it and think "That poor little thing." Wow.
    "It's comparable to playing a cheese slicer."
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    "It got a little smushed."

    Hmmmmm.... here's all you really need to see...

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    A shame......and a snakehead, no less!

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    And a possible candidate for a new top . . .

    "A little smushed:" . . . possibly equals "sat upon??"
    Anyone want to practice their carving and varnishing skills?

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    By the time the auction ends it will be at a ridiculous amount of money.
    "It's comparable to playing a cheese slicer."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    By the time the auction ends it will be at a ridiculous amount of money.
    Yes! It will be a true bargain when at half the price!
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    I have a feeling it was refinished way before someone sat on it. So it might have started to be a loser even before.
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    That would be a Lloser Jim.
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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    so far $172.50 with 38 minutes to go! NFI

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    Made $255 - what are the tuners and other hardware worth?

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    The tuners are the first oblong plate worm over gear Waverly type you see in the 20s into the 30s and are not particularly sought after. I would reckon all the metalware is about $120 maximum and then there is the neck which should be worth that, I would reckon, so as bits it is not a stupid price but not a steal.

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