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Palmer's C-Clamp Counter-Weight

Sonny Thomas, world acclaimed guitar repairman and set-up man for Chet Atkins and Paul Yandell, told me that the only thing I could do for the weight balance problem I have with my Gibson ES-335 is to attach some weight to the head....   So, I do:

But, a few years later my favorite guitar repair guy, Phil Mineri - 5th Ave Fret Shop (web site), refused to work on my 335 unless I quit damaging the headstock with the C-clamp.  Instead, he hooked me up with a Quik-Grip clamp that he trimmed to more easily work on my guitar and fit in my case....

It was about the same weight as the harmful C-clamp - keeping the severely out of balance old 355 on my lap.  Notice the nice wide rubber pads protecting the headstock.  Thanks, Phil....