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    Hmmmm.... missing some important parts, like case, brace, pickguard and bridge... At least it has the tailpiece cover. I wish they would post some photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Hmmmm.... missing some important parts, like case, brace, pickguard and bridge... At least it has the tailpiece cover. I wish they would post some photos.
    The photos are now posted. Pretty back: http://elderly.com/vintage/items/90U-6486.htm
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    I just received a 1922-23 catalog from Sherman, Clay & Co. from San Francisco and., lo and behold there is the first catalog photo I have seen (at least that I can remember) of a Bacon Artist. It looks tho that the catalog photo does not have the fancy tailpiece cover, for some reason -- just an engraved clamshell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Most I have seen have been labelled 1921. I am not 100% sure but I know the Pro and the Artist models had labels signed by Place. I am not so sure about the Amateur. The one I have does not have any label but I am not sure if it never did.
    Just got in an Amateur, #156 -- the label does indeed have the Place signature.
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    Thanks, Martin! How is the neck on your amateur?
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    Dang. I was thinking of something totally different.

    Maybe this little guitar could be converted without putting too much tension on the neck.

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    Wow! I bet that guitar really cooks!
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