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    An unhappy surprise

    Finally got to working on my X160 and when I pulled the strings off, found this under the bridge:




    The good news is that the guitar looks and sounds fabulous after returning it to having HB1s:

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    You can put a wrap-around tailpiece on it!

    That's a beautiful guitar!

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    dang, bummer. but nevertheless a great guitar!
    + you now can easily install a piezo bridge. ;)
    Last edited by krysh; 08-09-2019 at 11:58 AM.
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    Never seen anyone pin a bridge with lead anchors before.
    "Steve, you are a man of many goats."~ capnjuan

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    They're "Tone holes"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guilds of Grot View Post
    They're "Tone holes"!
    LMAO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krysh View Post
    dang, bummer. but nevertheless a great guitar!
    + you now can easily install a piezo bridge. ;)
    krysh, GAD, just curious, but do you think that's what the holes were originally for (a piezo pickup)? Or, do you think a bridge was bolted on there? I was wondering why two holes would've been drilled.

    Oh, and GAD, that's too bad about the holes, but yeah... at least the bridge covers them. You might want to consider plugging those, but I'm not sure it matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazmo View Post
    krysh, GAD, just curious, but do you think that's what the holes were originally for (a piezo pickup)?
    Tune-a-matic studs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGJaguar View Post
    Tune-a-matic studs?
    Yes.

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