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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:32 am 
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Location: Dubuque, IA
I got this from a luthier on the east coast via eBay several months back. He thought i was either a National or a Gibson but I don't think it is either one. What is distinctive to me anyway is the sharpness of the horns, the position of the F holes and the fact the switch is located on the right rather than on the left like many of the double cutaway hollow bodies. Anyone have a clue what it might be? The heel width is 2 1/8 by the way.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:50 am 
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Location: Amarillo, Texas USA
Found it:

Angelica (Barney Kessel) 2858 MIJ Archtop Vintage '69

http://www.alsguitars.co.uk/angelica-barney-kessel-2858-mij-archtop-vintage-69--sold-329-p.asp

Bolt on neck as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:28 am 
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Good eye Randy, not sure I would have ever seen that. I'm surprised that the seller tried to imply Gibson with a straight face. So is it wall art, or are you going to try to restore it Wander?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:20 am 
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I got lucky -

Thought it was a Trini Lopez model at first - and my first post indicated that - but after further research I saw a Barney Kessel model -

I remember that pointed 335 look from years past;

Barney Kessel - a great jazz player.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:04 am 
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Just sold one branded Ventura -- http://www.ebay.com/itm/110776425203?ss ... 1562.l2649


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