ATTN RANDY RHOADS FANS!! Alpine White is a color that when combined with an earlier 70s mahogany neck becomes a very desirable combination for a number of reasons. 1st is that the color was only available with a mahogany neck for a little over a year 1974 and into 1975 while transitioning to maple necks. 2nd is that for guys who are fans of Randy Rhoads it is his most identifiable guitar. 3rd is it just looks so cool!! The yellowing is gorgeous!! This guitar is 100% original down to the solder joints and when you tap on that mahogany neck the whole guitar comes alive and vibrates like a cheap date. Bares a serial # in the earlier part of the 400,000s (415XXX) and the pick ups are stamped patent # with all solder joints being factory There is little wear on the guitar but if you look at the back there is a tiny bit of rash but only through the lacquer but The color is still there. A small finish crack (about an inch) at the strap peg on the shoulder. The pots are oxidized but after taking a little steel wool to one the date code is 137743_. The last digit is covered by a factory solder joint ... so we know somewhere between the 30th and 39th week of 1974 and 137 means CTS pots. By 1975 a large % of their guitars serialization had now gone to a decal #. This bares the earlier stamp. The tuners are the original Grover roto-matics with Gibson/Kluson style handles. My scale is acting weird but this monster weighs in at either 9 lbs 15 oz's or 10 even. Comes with the original early 70s Black case with purple lining. The shipping is a tad more because i won't send it w/out insurance.
Pay Pal, Cash, Personal Check, Money Order/Cashier's check, Wire transfers or Western Union. Pay Pal and wire transfers are offered as a convenience for far away buyers and all extra expenses are the customer's responsibilty. Unless i price my guitars up with some of the really big dealers theres not enough profit in Vintage guitars to pay out 3.9% additional. If you need to pay with a credit card there is still a way though i don't take them directly .... and that is that Pay Pal will take the card and pay me through normal services. Any time that a deposit is taken for any special arrangements or "holds" it is non refundable. To have these rules work in your favor all transactions need to be completed or deposited on w/in 5 days.
Buyer pays shipping. Shipping will be determined on a case by case basis so as to include size, weight, distance, insured amount and method requested. Shipping is paid by customer both ways on any returns.
All parties buying through the mail or offsite are allowed a 48 hour approval/inspection period on ALL guitars, unless discussed otherwise, to make sure they are keeping their purchase (but not amps to keep shipping delicate amps back and forth to a minimum and not on parts either ... too many guys doing "switcharoo's" or wrecking them trying to install them, break them and then trying to send them back ... sorry ... you have to reap the behavior of so many others). Buyer pays shipping. Payments must be received within 5 working days of anything placed on HOLD. When you receive the guitar your 48 hour return includes 2 days to receive it and approve or not and you MUST contact me. WE DO STRICTLY adhere to these rules. I don't mean to sound tough here but you would be amazed at the liberties taken in recent past! Thanks for your understanding and adherence. If an instument is put on hold and any special arraingements have been made like a deposit and hold followed up by another payment that is considerd a sold instrument since it has been taken off of the market for other possible buyers. Its not fair to us to hold it off the market and then decide against it so make sure to ask ALL questions and we will be thrilled to give you an in hands description. The same poicy holds true if you have us change the guitar (like "set it up for left handed etc ...). If that kind of work is done thats on an instrument that is a done deal also. Thanks. ALL Outside the USA sales are FINAL due to extended "visits" through customs and some countries laxed attitude about shipping on time.