Another thing on my Epi 230T

It has no strap button on the heel or bass side Mickey Mouse ear.  No holes and mint, unbroken finish, so I conclude it never has.  As Gibson had been putting strap buttons on for years by then, this reinforces my view that this is a unique early production batch.

I guess the idea would have been to attach a strap via a string through the space between the strings and the headstock behind the nut, like on a folk guitar.

I tried this.  The balance is all wrong and anchoring the neck there means the guitar doesn’t move with as you move around the fretboard as I tend to do.  A lot.

So I’m left with a quandary.  Consign myself to playing it sitting down (ie very few gigs) or drill a hole (OUCH!)….

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