Hey all. Well another amazing vintage piece came in to my shop needing some work. Well, this one needs more than a little. Although its all original with the exception of one part, it needs some MAJOR TLC. The frets are DONE. These are the worst frets I have ever seen, ever!!! The top appears to have been slightly crushed at one point and the plys of the top have slightly separated. Also this one has the good old "I stepped on my cord and almost ripped out the jack" damage. Definitely a challenge but when its done its going to be nothing short of amazing. The neck on this one is literally perfect. On to some pics. This bench will be home to this old girl for the next week or so. Here you can see the damage to the top. The cracks running parallel with the center block all need to be glued. The top has a spongy feel to it right now, because of the ply separation. The worst of it is right between the F-Hole and the Neck vol pot. This guitar will also be getting a Full Refret. These are the worst frets I have ever come across. They are unplayable. Not even a little bit. Its also missing the last inlay. The previous owner slung this one low and the last inlay most likely wore away or fell out due to his strumming over the end of the fingerboard. I pulled the harness so I can get the damaged plys glued back together. The harness. Can anyone tell me what wrong with this pic???? There is much more to come on this one. I'll get back to it tomorrow. Thanks for watching.