- Dec 7, 2015
Nice guitar. Just know they are built better than the new offerings. But those tuners were designed to never make you want to change your strings again. I like those as much as I like beets.
Might not be nefarious, and it could be a mongrel of parts?Serial Number 2890 pegs it at 1990. Original black finish on the top, WT RF - Wide Thin Rosewood Fretboard.
Neck plate is not original and looks painted over, original plates had the serial number stamped on them by then.
I am going to venture an educated guess that it actually is maple top, because of the binding (most all-alders I seen like mine have no binding).
Also, I suspect it might have been a refin on the back only, but some of the grain seen through the back finish hints at mahogany.
Scraping a bit of pain inside the pickup cavity should confirm the maple cap or not.
Edit - there seems to be a more pronounced line in the finish inside the pickup cavity, may not be anything but tends to point to maple cap.