Shawn, can’t believe I’ve only just seen these!Here is another example from the early '80's.
Santana-style body shape
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Body carve with a string retainer from a Fender Bass used as a strap button
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Half a back plate allows access for easy re-stringing
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Sharper contours on the back of the headstock.
Schaller tuners made in West Germany
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Early locking tuners. Perhaps the impetus for the Phase II tuners?
Hand crafted roller nut
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Brazzy board and colorful bird at the 12th fret
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Just a volume pot and a toggle switch
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Shawn, can’t believe I’ve only just seen these!
Thanks AP for reviving this thread l, good work!
I love the mineral deposits in the top and the handmade roller nut. That’s some precision luthiery to make that fit into the fret board!