Retro Rocker for Mr. Impatient
I bought this li'l beauty a coupla months ago, since I'd been ogling it for about a year. Its look speaks to me of the sixties, which was when I was growing up (if you want to call what I did in those days by that name). When I received it, it was not in perfect condition, but the imperfections were minor.I might have sent it back, but since I'm a pretty OK shade tree guitar tech, I decided I could bring this lovely thing into maximum playable condition without too much heartache. It was kind of a process, but this afternoon I finished my final adjustments ( Adjusted the truss rod and bridge heighta month ago, did some careful fret filing, which I definitely do not recommend for the uninitiated, rechecked intonation, and put in a set of Rotosound RS77S flatwounds. Picked it up, tuned it up, and rocked! I've just finished telling myself I've got to give it a rest, because it's a bad idea to overplay strings on day one. Whereas before, this was a perfectly nice little retro jewel, It turned into a thudding, growling animal under my careful tutelage! Yahhhhh!!!
Buy this thing, and if you do, take it to a decent guitar tech, and pay him/her the going rate for a setup & string change. It will be worth your while. Happy trails!