alright, i got this beauty in a trade today. these 80's 550s are one of my favorite guitars, and i'm glad to have one now; especially one that isn't black. I like this coral mist, i think its a fairly hard finish to find in lefty. I haven't gotten it set up yet, i spent a few minutes tonight cleaning it, and oiling the fretboard. I am going up to seattle for work tomorrow and friday, so its looking like getting this thing up and running is going to be a weekend project.
its not the original neck, but i think the rosewood looks pretty nice. its got a pretty grain to it. i plan to try and track down the original maple neck (or at least a real lefty neck) or have one built, but for now, this'll do
yuck, no oil
its got its requisite number of dings and chips, enough to almost warrant a refinish, but i doubt i'll end up doing that
my 550 looks worse than that and I'm not refinishing it I say leave as it. Grats on the guitar.