This is one of those “special” ones – it is very resonant, and sounds simply stellar. I have never heard a better sounding one, and I was sorely tempted to keep it and just get used to the neck profile, but I like to try new things anyway. Weight is 7.9lbs on my bathroom scale, which is somewhat accurate, but is no postal scale. So give or take an ounce or two.
The neck is nice and beefy, typical nocaster. There are no dings or chips in this thing. It is pretty much like new, but with some very light wear, consisting of swirls or very light pick scratches in the pickguard, some mild fading of the clearcoat where your pick arm would rest on the upper bout, and some really light clear-coat scratches, mostly on the back – I would say pretty much unnoticeable unless looking pretty hard for it.
This is a very special guitar, and though I will certainly entertain offers, but with fees and everything, the price is somewhat firm. You can see these on auction site and forums for anywhere from 2k to 4k used, depending on condition, customized options, and sellers expectations, etc. This one is very nicely priced – vintage spec’d NOS (non-relic) examples of these are not too common (most are relic’d, with newer modern specs and some have different pickups – this has the sweet nocaster pickups in both positions) – this is a great one.