Seems like a '71 re-issue would look like this:
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or maybe like this
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Or maybe this... Gibson should re-issue these for sure.
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But congratulations 45, on finding the problem with the pickups. I've had this experience too, where I find an interesting guitar at a very attractive price, and buy it, and then examine it to figure out why the guy sold it.
Often it's not difficult to find and fix whatever was bugging the previous owner IMHO. Put that right, get the instrument set up properly and it gets a whole new life.
Much better than mouldering away in the case under someone's bed, unplayed.
Col, That '71 is like SMitty's, while 45 got himself a 61 RI,,, unless I am confused why you posted the 71's