Was "WE Buy Guitars" there across the street from Manny's then? Massive inventory all visible through the two story windows covering the whole front of the store. You could also see piles of parts behind the rows of vintage Fenders off to the left. In another area was dead and dismantled amps. Back then the vintage market was different, nobody talked about untouched solder joints, though of course original finish vs refin was t a thing. A friend who bought and sold in the vintage market as a player, bought an all original except for a refin '59 Jazzmaster and traded me just the loaded body toward my '57 Deluxe with stripped tweed. His plan was to use it as a slab board Strat neck, requiring a little wood removal and new decal. This was pretty typical in the '90s.