Encore Lawsuit Era MIJ H-Birb Acoustic Guitar w/ Goldfoil Pickup & HSC (1970s, Natural)

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For sale here is and absolutely majestic Encore H-Birb acoustic guitar from the early to mid 1970s. This one has pretty astoundingly low action given its age and plays very smoothly.

These electrified dimestore acoustics are a little pet project of mine, I have probably made over 100 of them now. I found these goldfoil pickups online and have been adding them to vintage acoustic guitars that play particularly well. The goldfoil simply clip mounts in the sound hole, and then I added a jack plate on the bottom and a simple volume control on the face. These goldfoils sound great in these old acoustics -- very clear and shimmery tone.

Other than that, all I had to do was reseal the neck joint, set up the action, shine it up and change the strings. This one really has some the lowest action I have seen on one of these so far, and I have had probably over a dozen. Plays really comfortably.

As always I oiled the board, changed the strings, polished the finish and tweaked the set up. This guitar is proudly strung with Stringjoy Custom Guitar Strings, made right here in Nashville, TN. These old girls were not meant to handle large amounts of string tension, so getting light gauge strings on your first string change is CRUCIAL. I recommend .10-.50.

As with all of my pre-1980 acoustic guitars without adjustable truss rods, this guitar is being sold "as is" regardless of condition. (See my shop policies for more information.) Comes with a stickered up chipboard case. I pack my guitars up tight and always ship with full insurance, so you can buy with confidence.

Got questions? Shoot me a message, I love nerding out with other gearheads!

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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