Samick Big Jazz Box

about 1 year ago
Samick Big Jazz Box
Jerry Overstreet
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Steel Guitar Forum
Louisville Ky

Samick Archtop. Model #HJ650TR/AV Korean built L5 style. 3 7/8, 17 1/8. Not your run of the mill Samick Jazz Box though. Limited edition, 25 long scale, maple body w/ spruce top, abalone purfling and MOP inlays. Bound maple pickguard.
Gold hardware and Vibrato tailpiece 2 HB pickups. Schaller strap loks.
Ebony or ebonized fingerboard and bridge with thumbwheel adj.
Transparent red/burst. I expect it's all laminated wood except the spruce top.
Economy grade plush lined hard case.
It's the same model Ray Benson had a bunch of artist
autograph and
then auctioned off for some benefit or western swing promotion if I remember correctly.
I bought it just a few months old in '95, I think from Guitar Emporium in Louisville. They told me it had gone through the Valley Arts California facility for tweaking.
I hardly play it. Probably hasn't been out more than a dozen times in the last 15 yrs.
Has a good set up with D'Addario CG24 Chromes 11's and plays easy.
Issues are the faded gold pickup covers and vibrato and a few light scratches here and there. No digs or gouges.
$1250+ whatever FedEx insured shipping costs to your location.
US Postal money orders, verifiable checks. Forum members in conus. PM with interest, questions, etc.