nice. all caps is tough to read.
definitely water or moisture damage. Possibly extreme humidity with that pick guard warping.
I think it looks killer!
it's a fine deal. super cool guitar. but all of those things add up to the fact that it's most likely a back door guitar.
maybe not a...
those frets don't look too short or unfinished. they are not rounded but they aren't just snipped. That first fret looks to have the same...
That binding thing is beyond weird.
Totally good problem solving. I’d go with a drop of super glue. Or buy different strings.
those inlays look brand new
these days.... if it looks strange the chances are very good it's a brand new "fake".
and those inlays and headstock inlays look pretty strange.
Yeah... anywhere that's selling "fretboard blanks" or solid color stock has the prices higher than most wood pieces.
In any event, my point...
I've owned a couple, modified a couple and scratch built two guitars with wrap-around bridges.
Advantages?? In my experience.......
I haven't heard about the glue thing??....not in any of the luthier groups etc.. Richlite is basically wood dust and a binder. One surprising...
Gordon Smith Guitars!
Great necks on this era!
Impressive... but I'd want to smooth out the carves.
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