Some interesting observations. A vintage parts seller once told me that when his clients would look for PAF's they had in mind a 8.0 - 8.5 ohm range. He was often surprised when they tried out different sets that they preferred the tone of the lower wind PAF's in the high 6's.
I have owned a couple of 69 BB Customs and have found that there is a lot of taper to the necks. My current one is .820 - .995 . They can vary a lot in thickness but in general they feel like a mid 1960 standard from fret 1-7 and a 59 standard 8-12.
Will the guitars build after 1992 with Brazilian rosewood be exempt?
And if so will manufacturers be allowed to continue to use Braz rosewood?
Yes, that is the logic behind it. The problem is that musical instruments didn't lead to the Brazilian rosewood endangerment. It was the furniture...
I have a first world problem that I'm looking for some input on from the vintage experts here. My 69 Custom's high E Kluson Waffleback tuner goes badly out of tune on the first bend. What I'm wondering is if there are direct replacement tuners available that I can use with the old bushings...
The BIG change years after you bought your 2000 historic were 2003,2009 and 2013 with little changes each year along the way. I have found 2009-2011 to be consistently great guitars although others like the newer specs and custom buckers on the 2013+ guitars.