Have not had the itch to build anything from scratch in a year or so. With no challenge happening anytime soon to possibly give me the push, I decide to give my first "real" guitar a make over. Got this thing in high school back 1979ish from another guy for like $80 (probably overpaid ) It has and F on the head stock and if I recall, the pick guard ( that I lost ) said Freedom on it. The neck plate says made in Japan. At any rate it was the first semi-decent guitar I owned so it has some sentimental value to me. Thinking I will strip it down, refinish it and replace the hardware and pickups and nut. The neck always felt nice so who knows, maybe it will turn into a player (or maybe not ). No rush to finish this so follow along if you'd like.