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Database TB1000S #1472

Model:   TB1000S
Type:   Standard - Guitar
Body:   Poplar
Neck:   Polished Aluminum
Serial:   #1472
Date Purchased:   09/15/2007
Date Submitted:   N/A
Last Modified:   06/23/2009

First Name:   John
Last Name:   Ruklick
Country:   USA

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Description

Description:   POPLAR wood (so I was told). Excellent condition with minor buckle rash. As shown in photos this guitar has a strange anomaly. The part of the body where the bridge/saddle tray would sit has been cut away. The metal saddle is much thicker than on most TB guitars and it sits directly on the neck. This appears to be very professional work, and it would surprise me to learn that it was not done in-factory. The wood is just cut too clean and there is finish on the wood where you can see the sides. Also, the saddle piece was obviously fabricated in a metal shop and to make something like this would be no easy task. On the other hand, I have not seen another TB guitar with a saddle like this. I simply feel that to modify a guitar in this way would be such an expensive and monumental task that it hardly seems worth the effort. This configuration seems to add sustain and perhaps it was tried one time as an experiment. Inside the neck is written "spec fret" so, this is another hint that it could have been done in-house. If anyone has a theory or opinion about this, please email the site admin so we can try and determine why this saddle was made in this manner.

Pot Codes:   1377703 (on sides of potentiometers)

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