Before I do anything else, I need to thank the TB'ers that helped me out yesterday. I'm confident in my buy, and I think y'all will be too...
Here she is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/113828276@N08/
The seller was the second owner; he said when he bought it used in '82, the current replacement tuners and pick guard were already there. I think they're schallers.
When the truss cover was lifted, I had to get a box cutter to unstick it from the body. It clearly hadn't been accessed in a long time. It revealed dual truss rods that look like they've never been touched.
The bridge has a good bit of tail lift, and will be replaced (although the original foam mute is intact and functional). There is the slightest trace of a crack on both sides of the headstock, extending from the nut about half way to the first fret. I'll have my tech check it out and install the new bridge.
The finish is heavily worn, and even missing in places. But as the photos indicate, the finish that's there is still shinier than heck.
The original pickup selector was recently replaced, but the original is in the case, as well as the original bridge pickup cover!
Serial # on the jack plate dates it to Oct. '73.
I've been playing her for the last hour and I love it. The action is a bit high but I'm guessing the new bridge should fix that. The neck is almost dead straight.
I'm really excited about this NBD. Craigslist came through for me again, she was only $900!
I'm gonna go play some more now, I'll be back in a bit to answer any questions.