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Guitar #818 details

Owner: John Heinz : jwh57 (at) yahoo.com
Date stolen 06-20-1983
City/State/Zip Chicago IL, 60632
Guitar specs
Year: 83
Brand: National
Model: Custom
Color: Black/white
Type: Guitar
Style: Electric
Orientation: Right
Strings: 6
Fretboard: rosewood/abalone
Serial # none
Proof of ownership? No, I do not have documented proof of my ownership of this guitar.
Description I'd built this guitar from parts and materials found, a National rock maple body painted black, National neck with no nameplate, only an acrylic eye symbol I'd made. The neck had really nice inlay in abalone, painted white with white peghead. Gold sealed tuners, Gibson style bridge and Bigsby smaller face mounted tremolo. The bridge was mounted on a fairly massive block of brass to raise it up to the proper height to match the neck angle. It had 2 DiMarzio humbuckers in black trim rings mounted on a shaped piece of white acrylic plastic. The back had a large round piece of plastic covering the whole back of the body to cover a ring of large circular holes drilled to reduce weight. Only one volume knob, no tone, a 3 way pickup selector, and some small switches for phase and coil tap. The finish was fairly dull. The neck was attached with 1/4-20 machine screws.
Case Description No case, was stolen out of a shop, the guy picked it up and just ran out with it.

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