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 #89874  by tigerstrat
 Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:28 pm
Cool that it was played onstage with Robert Hunter in Comfort.
 #89893  by jackr
 Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:48 pm
Didnt he have that up a while ago for $20K?
 #89923  by strumminsix
 Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:48 pm
aiq wrote:I gotta wonder why the back features beautiful wooden covers and the front has the ugly (IMO) metal plate.
Because the back plate appears to be the original wood before cutting out the control cavity and in the pic the metal plate doesn't appear to be there their I'm guessing someone decided to add more switches and carved out that spot through the front of the guitar.
 #89924  by Tennessee Jedi
 Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:53 pm
aiq wrote:I gotta wonder why the back features beautiful wooden covers and the front has the ugly (IMO) metal plate.
photo). #3-The brass plate, designed by Doug Irwin and installed by Rodney Albin was used to repair the guitar when the input jack which was originally located on the front of the guitar was damaged. The decision was made to cover the damaged area with the plate, mount the toggle switches on it and relocate the jack to the usual side location of the guitar as it is on Gibson Les Paul’s. (See photos).
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