This is the 2nd one of this exact variety that i have had in the last few months with one exception. The rare variant of the DARK BACK that you so rarely see even in the 1950s let alone these late 1960s Gold Tops. SEE BLACK LIGHT SHOTS!!! No volute or USA!! Weighing in at a mere 9 lbs 4 oz's (9+1/4) this beauty is another absolutely amazing example of what late 60s Gold Tops enthusiasts call the earliest of the "Middle" era. Middle era meant ONE piece body and the earliest of the 3 pc necks. Only the very first batch of these received P-90s. 1 piece Honduras ... Hide glue ... all the RIGHT stuff!!! BALLSY guitar with a nice big almost 1958 size neck! Shortly after the 3 pc neck came the MINI humbuckers with the exception of the very earliest. Soon after that the sandwich or pancake body was introduced beginning a newer (heavier) era. This guitar is all original except the jack plate. Frets appear to be factory with a moderate amount of life left. Pots codes are visible on at least 2 of the 4 originals with codes that read 13769XX. (XX is covered by solder) A serial # 836XXX that was ONLY released in 1969. With 2 hot P-90s a nice full neck feel and a voice that will KILL this original beauty comes with an unusual case. They came with the rectangular cases BUT i have ever only seen 2 with the body contour added internally. Improv'd handle.
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.