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Pilgrim

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The 70's are back
« on: September 04, 2017, 12:58:06 PM »
I was in GC today and spotted this red Epi on the wall:



And although the action was extremely high (about 1/2" at the top fret, begging for a shim) I recognized the tailpiece and bridge in a flash.  They are an EXACT match to the ones on my 1970's Univox hollowbody.



Actually the tail piece is the deluxe model with rosewood insert. I had one of these but sold it to a list-member here (I'd buy it back along with the bridge if he still has it..)

Here's the bridge, complete with the same flip-lever mute from the 70's:



This is pure Matsumoku stuff, just like Epi used in the early 70's. Interesting to see it show up again.  The pickups are black pastic instead of chrome, but they're also a staple-design very much like the pickups on my Univox.
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