I bought this Melody Maker husk on ebay a few years ago. From all the Gibson serial number cross references I can find, it is a 1964 (serial 211xxx). When I first bought it, I wired up/installed Seymour Duncan P-Rails with independent switching for single coil, P-90, or humbucker. Beautiful playing guitar -- solid mahogany with a brazillian rosewood fingerboard. When I bought it, only the bridge and tuners were included. It was already hacked up and refinished in the manner shown when I bought it. -- routed for two humbuckers (and not well, at that) -- big honking Grover tuners (work fine, but too much metal for the narrow headstock) -- worst of all, the headstock had also been stripped and finished the same as the body I've gotten the finishing bug lately (two USACG necks and one USACG body), so I am considering trying to get this MM back to a portion of it's former glory. I really do not know what is on this body...my guess (and that's all it is) would be satin poly. I would like to spray black nitro on the headstock and get a gold Gibson decal for it. After that, I would like to consider spraying gloss nitro over the rest of the body (along with the headstock to seal the decal). I was in the Guitar Center in Hollywood last week, and they had three Juniors in roughly this same tint, but with high-gloss nitro (appropriately worn and dinged from 55+ years). Does this sound reasonable? Should I scuff-sand, apply sanding sealer, then nitro? I don't want to cover up the grain with a solid color. Sunbursting would be out of the question without a complete strip, which I do not want to do as any stain could go quite deep into the grain. Advice from those here who have forgotten more about refinishing than I'll ever know? Here's the electronics installed (I also replaced the rather unwieldy pigtail bridge with a Wilkinson compensated wraparound.