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Black & Gold Cardinal

Post by Adey on Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:26 am

I just bought this




And in the case were some original bits and pieces - hex keys in a little plastic case, Japanese insttructions for the tuners (with "translation" on the back), and a funny looking bent piece of hollow pipe. I am only guessing that it is to do with the guitar - anyone know what it is???




I gather it has been in a wardrobe for 20 years, and it is in really good nick - no dings or significant marks on it.

It'll get a good clean up and new strings, but with a few quick adjutments (the action was really high) it is already sounding really good. I guess it has MMK 45s in it. I'll check when the strings get done.

Pleased! afro
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Post by Adey on Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:44 am

After a bit of fiddling, it seemed that the frets hadn't been levelled very well orignally. There was very little fret wear but the frets were high around 7th fret.

So I straightened up the board and re-leveled and crowned them. the first fret was very high too.

A good clean up and lemon oil, new strings and it plays great.

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Post by Barry on Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:42 pm

You lucky bastwerd!
Love the Black and Gold APII series, very classy.

No idea about that "pipe". Looks like a demented tremolo bar which makes no sense on this guitar. If it has a female hex head inside that top then it could be perhaps an attachment for the truss rod hex wrench, for leverage?? scratch

I'm sure Damian will have the answer.

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Post by Adey on Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:51 pm

It's an odd thing. It's circular hollow in section with a circular collar on one end.

It almost looks like it's part of a stethoscope.....

.....maybe that's what it is!
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