ppl would pay hundreds to thousands over a regular model just to have a relic'd model.
and you want to refinish it?
Thanks, I like it too.
The Standard and Special replaced the Deluxe and Pro in late '72 (so I read), at which time they returned to very '60-ish specs (Customs too) with neck angle re-introduced as well as the 17degree head pitch. Also strengthened neck with reverse grain laminate through centre. And a volute. Mine has all the above.
Weight-wise....well, I'm an LP collector,so......it's a feather weight!.....Actually, really good and a nice change. Lovin' the bevels and styling. HUGE headstock to get used to and yes, it's a neck-diver (even with the Bigsby on). Grovers are new unfortunately but work well. Action is nice and low, neck is 40mm at the nut - slimmest non-fender neck i've ever felt! Would be super-fast too but for the high shine lacquer which grabs a bit - perhaps scotchbrite to slicken the surface?
The neck binding is awesome and even has the (diminished) remains of the nubs on most frets.
There are a million little investigations I'd like to do in order to get a better picture of it's history and what it has endured to become what it is...like, the barely perceptible image from adhesive stickers on front - a large "60" (or "GO" perhaps). But at the same time, it's not necessary to do anything in order to enjoy it the way it is. It's hardly unique, but it's mine. And I'm looking forward to it joining me (or me joining it?!) on many new adventures
I think you've done well with this... finding that Gibson cover really adds to the package.
thanks for letting us see it and look over your shoulder while you get it running.