By the way, here's the rest of the guitar. I call her Goldie. The seller said it is covered in real Gold Leaf. Given the $150 price I paid for it, I have my doubts. But I did a little research on gold leaf, and it's possible he was telling the truth. In any event, I think it looks right spiffy,
The pickups are Artec, I think. I bought them from Musiclilly on Amazon, The whammy had to be lowered to the body, because it didn't have much travel after I put the GFS brass block on it. But I don't really use a whammy bar much these days, kinda got out of the habit. The gold hardware is pretty much all Amazon too. All told, I have about $275-$300 in parts on it. It plays pretty nice, and the low volume sound is nice too, a bit more bassy than real single coils, but still fairly stratty, and no 60 cycle hum in there. A bit more output too. I can't really crank it in my apartment, but I'm helping host a jam this weekend, so I'll get to put her through her paces.