I inherited this much mistreated 61 a couple of months ago. It had a John Birch customisation in the early 80s including a 2-3mm thick all over (yes even the board) poly finish over a dark green into black burst refin. The sideways was replaced with a Gibson fine-tuning tailpiece - apologies to anyone who rushed to the bathroom at this point. Lesser crimes were replacement tuners, wrong saddles and missing switch surround. But the good stuff - original hot PAFs (covers had been off and put back but I checked to see unmolested coils), original TR cover, guard and knobs and no sign of old neck breaks (although can't be 100% sure what's under the opaque poly yet). Original pots with easily reversible treble bleed cap mod. So it's with the brilliant Joseph Kaye Guitars in London for stripping and aged Polaris White refin, and replacement of wrong parts with aged replicas. It needs to be a solid colour to cover filled holes and there are a couple of nice examples on the internet of original custom ordered white 61s which look awesome. My only dilemma is whether to get a repro stop tailpiece or a repro sideways. I really don't like sideways, and this will be a player for gigging, but it would look right. I'd welcome thoughts on that. I'll post pictures when it's done although this will be a long job to get it right.