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spacediver
03-30-2010, 02:42 PM
Just bought one off a seller here and it arrived today. Looks legit (red primer), white buttcap with AOQ code. No hologram (though I understand early St Vincent's don't have the hologram). It's a 4 5/8 (L5) grip.

But it only weighs 11.8 ounces. Is this normal?

Will post pics later upon request.

VGP
03-30-2010, 03:43 PM
The spec range listed on Chicago and early-mid SVs had the stickers that said:

Weight unstrung 11.6-12.1 ounces
Balance 1.0-1.5 in. headlight

FWIW......

Keifers
03-30-2010, 03:57 PM
Some pics would be nice.

Does your SV have the original Fairway leather grip?

spacediver
03-30-2010, 04:47 PM
thanks for that info VGP

will post pics soon - yep still has fairway leather.

incidentally, the grommets are in really bad shape and one of them is missing. Is it easy to find replacement grommets that are compatible?

pshulam
03-30-2010, 05:07 PM
thanks for that info VGP

will post pics soon - yep still has fairway leather.

incidentally, the grommets are in really bad shape and one of them is missing. Is it easy to find replacement grommets that are compatible?
No, replacement grommets are hard to find.

goldenyama
03-30-2010, 06:04 PM
Your best bet might be to cut up another grommet set to fit.

pshulam
03-30-2010, 07:30 PM
Your best bet might be to cut up another grommet set to fit.
I heard that most of the holes of the grommets of the China PS85 model do line up with the SV model. Thus, you can cut the strip where misalignment of hole occurs.

spacediver
03-30-2010, 10:04 PM
thanks for advice guys - had a long day so haven't had a chance to take and upload any photos yet, but will do so soon.