MCChris Posted December 14, 2011 Share Posted December 14, 2011 I'm not bidding, so no self-interst in scaring any one off. I'd be more concerened about the neck than the cracks in the back. I owned a '78 that I bought new and it developed a serious and (according to Frank U.) unrepairable twist in the neck. My understanding is that a significant number of the early Sunbursts with crowns had this problem. If I were laying out $2-3K or more for this guitar, I would want to be absolutely certain that the neck was straight.Anyone local? it would be interesting to examine it in person.Most of those early B&C necks developed a twist to some degree or another (that goes for my 8 0213 as well), but "unrepairable"? That would have to be pretty bad.My '78 had the twist, but it still played well and the action was fine (don't ask me how or why), but since I was treating it to a re-fret, planing it was just part of the job.I would prefer to hold that '77 my hands before buying as well, but considering its early significance, I would buy it and just expect to have to re-fret and plane the neck as i would on any early B&C Sunburst. Especially THAT early of an example.Don't rule out the trusty heat press either. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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