So I was perusing eBay tonight, looking for things I can't afford, when I came across this listing. The seller explains; I've never seen or heard of anything like this. Was this seriously "the thing to do back then?" It seems absolutely bizarre to me, but then again I've never played one. In my mind someone defaced a beautiful instrument (even if it wasn't vintage at the time) in pursuit of an idea that's half-baked at best. But please, prove me wrong. And that it's worth $8,000. Because this makes me sad.