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How come Well Strung Guitars have so many sunburst Standards for sale? Are they from a collection? I have scrolled through posts for the answer but apologies if I have somehow missed it.
 
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How come Well Hung Guitars have so many sunburst Standards for sale? Are they from a collection? I have scrolled through posts for the answer but apologies if I have somehow missed it.

If you meant Well Strung Guitars [formerly We Buy Guitars]... they are moving the collection from Songbirds Museum which recently closed. And also represent collections of investors.
 

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If you meant Well Strung Guitars [formerly We Buy Guitars]... they are moving the collection from Songbirds Museum which recently closed. And also represent collections of investors.
Thanks for that :)
 
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Predicted to sell soon. :unsure:
 
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Predicted to sell soon. :unsure:
This one had a Bigsby on it at one point, no? It's 9 0404, I think.
Very cool.
 

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This one had a Bigsby on it at one point, no? It's 9 0404, I think.
Very cool.

That older man you see in the picture is holding it with the bigsby, but you can't see it. Here it is with the same couch, wall, and shirt.
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If, in fact, that bigsby was screwed into the top (which it may or may not be), that an impressive patch job. Also don't know how that funky bridge works, and how the current ABR would work with it. (Interesting the current saddle follow that same intonation pattern as that weird bridge.)
 

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That older man you see in the picture is holding it with the bigsby, but you can't see it. Here it is with the same couch, wall, and shirt.
9_0404-00-me.jpg


If, in fact, that bigsby was screwed into the top (which it may or may not be), that an impressive patch job. Also don't know how that funky bridge works, and how the current ABR would work with it. (Interesting the current saddle follow that same intonation pattern as that weird bridge.)
On this pic, you can actually see the screws head & notch when magnified, so yes the patch job is outstanding I think.
I'm also seeing covered tailpiece holes (?), the location & distance between them match exactly to a "normal" tailpiece. Am I right, or are my eyes deceiving me?
 
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Also don't know how that funky bridge works, and how the current ABR would work with it. (Interesting the current saddle follow that same intonation pattern as that weird bridge.)
That funky bridge is the classic "dogbone" that is a floating bridge as used on archtops. It might be floating on this guitar. Likely to have intonation options. The compensation pattern is for wound G strings, so it will always be out of tune for plain G strings.
 

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On this pic, you can actually see the screws head & notch when magnified, so yes the patch job is outstanding I think.
I'm also seeing covered tailpiece holes (?), the location & distance between them match exactly to a "normal" tailpiece. Am I right, or are my eyes deceiving me?

The ultra zoomed in photo of the repair. To the naked eye, it might be more noticeable., but that's impressive.

JUZt4Ui.jpg
 

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That funky bridge is the classic "dogbone" that is a floating bridge as used on archtops. It might be floating on this guitar. Likely to have intonation options. The compensation pattern is for wound G strings, so it will always be out of tune for plain G strings.

Does that dogbone use the same posts/holes as an ABR?
 

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On this pic, you can actually see the screws head & notch when magnified, so yes the patch job is outstanding I think.
I'm also seeing covered tailpiece holes (?), the location & distance between them match exactly to a "normal" tailpiece. Am I right, or are my eyes deceiving me?
Yes, pearl dots to my eyes.

I also think the Bigsby was screwed in. I've tried a B7 without attaching it to the top and it doesn't work, it needs anchoring. Which means that repair is exceedingly good.

@sws1 The Dogbone just sits on top as a single unit, so the original posts have to be removed. The posts Bigsby bridges use are larger than the ones Gibson were using. Below is a picture of the Dogbone on my '59 Special to illustrate it.

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Montrose Burst on the market 8 6787 at Guitar Point $375,000 EUR (currently 376k US)

 

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Montrose Burst on the market 8 6787 at Guitar Point $375,000 EUR (currently 376k US)


Went back to its owner for a while when it didn’t sell at 180k a few years ago.
 

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Montrose Burst on the market 8 6787 at Guitar Point $375,000 EUR (currently 376k US)


Appears sold now. And quickly.
 
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