1957 COMBO 1000 LEFT-HANDED CONVERSION

Formerly a standard right-handed model in worn and cracked Jetglo nitrocellulose, this 18-fret short-scale Combo 1000 was converted to a left-handed version at the request of the left-handed customer. An amber Mapleglo finish was specified, and a bonus was the beautifully-grained slab of maple that came into our hands just as we began to lay out the new body wings. The rest, as they say, was destiny. This is another early instrument with a Brazilian Rosewood fretboard and a white styrene back guard, which we replaced with one fabricated from white acrylic. Note the unusual circular recess in the back to secure the saxophone strap from which it hung. "Satellite" Bakelite knobs and a left-handed nameplate complete the build details. A stunner!