I bought this guitar in September 2012 at an antique mall on the Maryland Eastern Shore. $150. It's one of the guitars where body & neck were US made and sent to Mexico for assembly. Thought I would use it as a modding platform but it played well as-is so I never did anything to it. Even the top loading six-saddle bridge does it's job. Fast forward several years and the 24 year old cheap mini pots and plastic switch needed replacing. So I put in full-size pots, an Oak-Grigsby switch and some copper shielding tape to fix things up. I also switched out the original pickups, which sounded just fine, with some OC Duffs that I've used in three other guitars since first buying them in 2005. The OC Duffs are a bit hotter & fatter sounding bordering into P-90 area. I brought it out to two open mics this week. Plays and sounds great. It's nice to have a smooth, clean volume pot again and the pickups suit me better than the originals. I still need to complete the setup for intonation, string height and pickup height but it is back in working order and that's what matters. I know the Antigua pickguard is not everyone's cup of tea but I like to do things a little different sometimes.