Virgo intacta. This pair of Double White PAFs came out of a 1959 ES-175 that was damaged in shipment in Spring 2018. They are now ready to fulfill their highest and best purpose by taking your vintage 'Burst to the next level in terms of optics and vibe (while adding a multiple of their cost to its value). No monkey business, excuses or stories. Long leads. All original. Covers never off. Black lights perfectly. Perfect. Prefer to sell as a pair.
PS: I have verified the color of the bobbins without removing the covers by removing the screws on the bottom plate and looking inside. A common trick.
PPS: My frame of reference on pricing is that sets with issues (no covers, replaced covers, problematic leads) go for $10,500. These are factory fresh....
Ohm readings: Neck 7.54; Bridge 8.31.
Paypal accepted (but contact me for the email address) or Wire transfer of immediately available funds to my account per my wire transfer instructions. or Certified bank check from a major US bank.
I would prefer that you personally inspect and take delivery from me at my location in Manhattan or from Mirabella Guitars in St. James, Long Island, New York. Otherwise, unless we agree on another method, I will ask Mirabella to ship to your location, at your expense by UPS or FedEx for 2d day delivery, insured in excess of the purchase price.
Each of my guitars has been inspected and to the extent required restored to vintage specification (with vintage parts if necessary) by Cris Mirabella. All condition and restoration issues are fully disclosed. I strongly urge you to inspect the guitar in person at my location or Mirabella's before shipping. I am happy to consider giving you a right of approval for a specific number of days, especially if you aren't able to audition the instrument in person prior to committing. But unless we agree by email on a right of approval in advance, all sales are final, "as-is, where-is" with no right of return. If you feel that I have materially misrepresented a particular condition or restoration issue, I will, at your request, consider an appropriate price reduction to be granted or denied in my reasonable discretion. This is not a policy of "caveat emptor" or "buyer beware." Instead I am asking you to commit to a purchase on the basis of my full disclosure and your right of prior inspection. I'm a private collector with a day job, not a retail store. I simply don't have the time or resources for you to shop casually. The vintage guitar market can be a tricky space to navigate--there's a fair amount of ignorance, misinformation and outright lying. I've gone to the effort and expense of having each guitar inspected and restored, to the extent necessary, by Cris Mirabella, the leading repair and restoration specialist of vintage arch-tops. You won't encounter any unwanted or undisclosed surprises. That adds a lot of value to the guitars.