Completed and back together at last! I'm likin' the kind badas$ look of the 2 open coils in there! Plugged it in and OMG! Get ready, you've heard this one before, it sounds amazing. It's much louder with that tone control out of the way, the makeshift cap works great on the tone control with a good range of motion and very subtle change ratio. The pickup combos work as they should volumes and all, and of course they sound different that before. There is something about that barbecue in the bridge position though..... When I was testing it through the digitech I was using the same presets I've always used and one of them is clean with a slight slap-back echo. For country twang! Well this time the BBQ, which is advertised as a lower output PAF style pickup started breaking up into this creamy smooth velvety edged distortion on the outer edges of the clean setting. I had to dial the amp sim gain control back to clean it up again. But it has THAT vintage smooth creamy sound which may not be for EMG / Tread-plate lovers, but I LOVE that sound! Wow, I can't wait to use this at practice this Friday night! I played it all afternoon and my fingertips and arms are STILL sore! I LOVE that guitar again after giving it a good setup and getting the action down where I like it! I thought those days were gone and had relegated this guitar to second class status... I even broke out my old Heritage 553 to use in my Lester's absence, went right past this one.