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I had a Hondo II circa 1979. Tuner shafts won't work well with regular knurled knobs. I changed my pots and got new knobs with set screws.
I loved the neck on mine as did the guy who bought it!
The logo on yours was used in 1980 and later.
Hard to say the exact year as someone went through a lot of trouble trying to make look like a burst.
Top is most likely a veneer. rounded over edges and the fact that it's a center seem on a pancake body.
Headstock is deffinitely messed with. sides trimmed in without bothering to move the...
Here is what Rolex does to that watch:
totally ruined. Wrong dial, wrong hands. Wrong bezel.
Imagine if your Les Paul came back from Gibson refinished
I love that guitar!
I do have an early 60's L-4C. Always a fan of the ES-175 size and appointments. Love having one with carved spruce top and floating pickup!
a little clip that , IMHO, catches the great voice of the L-4C
It's a non-issue for sure. The pickups rings as designed and made for well over 60 years on the most valuable electric guitar in the world. There's something wrong with them?!
And the knobs? if you're OCD, that's no excuse. Wouldn't you want them all at the same height relative to the mounting...
That all makes sense from a business standpoint.
Using Reverb and other person to person buying selling services, this has never been a problem for me. All international buyers that I have sold to disclosed up front and acknowledged their liability. none have question any items and all...