No. 8443. Includes original black Tolex US made G&G hardshell case. 'Near' Mint Condition.
Note: We recently discovered some superfcial cracks near the headstock and have reduced the price significantly considering. The headstock/neck is strong and sturdy and shouldn't cause any significant problems in the future.
No: smoke odor, nor any funny smell, no buckle scars, no fret wear (G&L PLEK'd in '06 and the setup & playability is excellent), no dings, etc. Just some minimal surface swirls. Nothing prominent, no issues. Don't hate this Guitar because its so darned beautiful. Buy it, play it- make your friends jealous!
* Premium top grade flame top- gorgeous* top body binding* Saddle Lock bridge* Seymour Duncan pickups- JB in bridge & 59 neck- see descriptions below* The neck is well optioned- No. 1 neck with 1 11/16th" nut width, 12" radius. It's dressed up with Birdseye Maple neck and lush "gun oil tint." A stunningly beautiful neck!!* 3 way selector switch with coil tap switch* Sperzel tuners with chrome buttons* Chrome knurled control knobs* 22 medium jumbo frets. Factory Plek'd.
From the Duncan site:
The ’59 neck model is one of our most popular pickups because it’s so versatile. Like its bridge-position sibling, the ’59 neck is designed in the spirit of the original P.A.F. humbuckers of the 1950s, with sweet sustain, and a warm, full sound that still possesses a clear attack. We’ve made a few refinements to slightly modernize the design and make it more adaptable to different styles. The high end is slightly boosted for improved pick-attack clarity and the mids are a little scooped for an open, smooth sound that’s great for preserving the clarity of the individual notes in a chord. The ’59 neck was born to accompany the ’59 bridge, but countless players pair it with a high output bridge humbucker, such as a JB or Custom.
It’s also a popular choice for humbucker-routed Telecasters.he ’59 model features a variety of traditional vintage treatments, such as 42AWG plain enamel mag wire, long-legged nickel-silver bottom plate, vintage single-conductor braided push back lead wire, and no logo. If you opt for a four-conductor version for coil splitting, the ’59’s single coil mode is crystal clear. As with all of our P.A.F.-style pickups, the ’59 vintage output humbucker is wound on Seymour’s classic Leesona 102 pickup winding machine from the old Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, MI.
The JB Model humbucker is our most popular pickup of all time. Blues, country, fusion, punk, hard rock, grunge, thrash; the JB has always sounded just right, even as new genres emerged around it. The low end is full and powerful, the highs are crisp and detailed and there’s an upper-midrange bump that adds crunch and chunk to heavy chords but translates to a singing, vocal-like quality when you play single notes or solos. Meanwhile the hot output pushes your amp just that little bit harder for more sustain and harmonics.
Use it with a 500k volume pot for great high-end cut, or try a 250k pot to sweeten and soften the tone for smoother styles. It pairs particularly well with the Jazz or ’59 neck pickups, like this ASAT. For nearly four decades, the legendary JB Model (SH-4, TB-4) has been the ultimate hot-rodded humbucker. A truly modern classic.
Hand built in our Santa Barbara, CA factory, the JB Model uses an Alnico 5 bar magnet, nickel silver bottom plate, 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options like series, parallel and split coil, and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.