I did it again. I bought another guitar. Somebody stop me!
Anyway, here it is in the state that I got it:
Not bad, huh? Overall it is in pretty good shape, with no major damage or missing parts. The fretboard is dry and caked with dirt/lint. The frets are in serious need of a polishing. The switch tip is cracked. I have no idea if it even works.
Still, the price was right, and it will be a great platform for modifications. First up will be a new tremolo/bridge unit, and then I will swap the tuners for the ones that are currently on my MIM Standard Stratocaster. After that, it may need a nut and some electronics upgrades. Then, I think I am going to paint it a different color.
When all is said and done, I expect it to be a pretty nice guitar!
The cleanup is complete, and here are the photos. I didn’t clean the tremolo, since it will be replaced, nor did I spend much time on the tuners beyond a basic wipedown.
More pictures to show the aged plastic:
Let the fun begin!