Holy cow this guitar plays like absoluter butter!!!!! To me Gibson electrics from the early 60s have the best feel. Though this Special is right on the cusp of 1964 and 5 (250XXX .... 1+11/16)) when you pick it up you'd SWEAR it was a mid 1962! Not quite as flat in back as a 60-61 ... just a little more meat making it a much easier guitar to play in tune since the 61s change of you breath on them with these thin neck body joints. But not it is also not baseball "bat-like" as so many 63s and 1964s are. VERY 62!! Much more Les Paul era feel! Retaining almost all of it's original cherry red and with 2 strong P-90s and all orig electronics AND HAS A PERFECT NECK HEEL!!! the only thing not original is an outstanding fret job with a new nut (orig in case) and a very creative trem arm that appears to have been a butter knife!! :-) . At one time the orig tuners were off and now back on but there was a slight enlargement of the holes but not Grover or Schaller size boring. Just slight. There are a couple of small mounting screw extra holes underneath and invisible that also do not match the patterns of the previously mentioned brands. Weighs in WITH TREM remember ... at exactly 7+1/4 lbs so about 6.5 without. I have shown pics both with and without trem in case you "run it with a stop tail only!! The hard shell case may be from that era. I am honestly not sure but the purple interior would lean more 1969 or 70 in most cases. (pardon the pun).
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.