While this 130xxx Mark VI baritone was a great player, mechanically and cosmetically it had been around the block more than a few times. The bow guard was a disaster but a vintage replacement guard I happened to have in stock improved things dramatically.
The top bow wasn’t as sad as the bottom bow and the body tube was anything but straight and true. It leaked, the keys were loose, and the pads were shot. In short, everything needed attention.
Fitted with oversized metal resonators and premium pads, this bari turned out to be one nasty monster and made its post-rebuild debut on the hit TV show, “Louie.”