Originally Posted by wootbetogod
Hey, thanks for the input. I may have mis-characterized myself by saying I'm a noob when it comes to this stuff. The noob part of me is identifying subtle differences between different models. I'm also a noob when it comes to tremelos. I know what a Bigsby looks like and that's about it. I don't use the trem very much so I may just replace it like you said and keep the trem in a box or something in case I want to install it again later.
I wish I could find a good luthier where I live. Albany, GA is not the best place to find instrument handymen. If anyone knows of one, feel free to let me know.
The pickup surrounds have stickers that say Patent Applied For on them. Someone mentioned that they are probably Tim Shaw pickups.
Yep those are probably Tim Shaw PAFs! Great pickups, great guitar in general!
It doesn't look like this unknown trem required any additional holes to be drilled. I'd buy an aluminum stop tail piece for it, re-string it and be done with it.
A little google searching found me these guys: http://www.parkermusiconline.com/
They're located at 404 North Westover Boulevard, Albany, GA
Their website says they do repairs so I'd give them a ring. You mentioned something about a nut, I'd go for a bone one and while you're getting installed go for a fret level setup, get the neck adjusted (if needed) and get the intonation set. All this shouldn't run you very much, a good aluminum stop tail piece should cost $35 or so.