This is the nicest ‘61 Convertible I have ever seen. You MAY find another cheaper on the net, BUT you may look the rest of your lifetime to find another this nice!
Guitar has been well taken care of its entire lifetime. The pickup, tailpiece, bridge, knobs and tuners are all nearly new. The frets and fret-board are excellent, the action is low and the neck is straight. Even the original silver foil label is intact on the headstock. The finish is excellent overall and the body binding is all intact with no tears or losses, just normal aging that gives the guitar a nice vintage look. It is a very comfortable and easy player AND SOUNDS FANTASTIC WITH THAT LIPSTICK PICKUP! (sounds very good unplugged too!)
This guitar is all original! I had to unscrew the neck to find out the exact year it was made and I was truly surprised that it is an earlier model.
The tone pot is a little scratchy and should improve with use or a spray.
Comes with a Ritter soft case and unused guitar strap.

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Year Condition Color Case
1961 Excellent wood grain Soft


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