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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:52 pm 
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I picked this guitar up at a yard sale for a couple bucks and am wondering if I got my money's worth :) Anyone know anything about it? I can't find any markings on it anywhere, so I'm completely in the dark. If you need more pictures, just let me know.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:40 pm 
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The Gibson-esque truss cover is interesting. But with that hardware and paint job and zero fret, it reminds me of a Harmony/Silvertone or something of that ilk. In which case it's worth the $2 you paid for it. :wink: But I could be completely wrong; I'm no expert.

No markings on the neck block inside the guitar? What is the bracing pattern? Can you tell if the top is solid or plywood by looking at the soundhole edge?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:59 pm 
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I think it's plywood, but I can't really tell for sure (see pics). I did find a number, "20303" -- the 3's could possibly be 8's, not positive (there's a picture of that). I believe it has ladder bracing -- 3 braces inside, one at each of the 2 widest points and one at the narrowest.
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Yes, I'd guess the ladder bracing says plywood and cheapie. It looks a lot like my first beater guitar, circa 1960.

Heck, glue the nut down, grab your vice-grips for the G tuner and throw on a set of strings. If it doesn't explode, then you can decide if it's worth any more effort. :-)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:23 pm 
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Thanks for all the help. Maybe I'll put on some strings and see what happens (I had already done all the glue work). Thanks again.
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Interesting, the curved bridge pin setup and the height/action adjustable saddle? which would make me think it could be a hand built kit type guitar? Curved bridge pin configurations helped to reduce the chances of the builder getting a crack right across the bridge when drilling. Even with those features I can't get anything to match it on net search engines. Good luck with the info search.


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