Pix first, then the TL/DR part, so you can skip the nonsense contained within if you want. Very excited to have finally seen one of these come around again. I purchased one some years ago, but it turns out the dealer had mistakenly left the listing up online, and it was not actually in stock. I was really bummed out. They are so rare and so beautiful, and I have the matching 3TSB Legacy from the same nitro run. I have only seen two for sale, and none since then. Most of the limited nitro runs were made in very small batches per color – some as low as three per color, from what I've been able to dig up on them. Since then, it has been one of my holy grails. It was really a long shot, hen's tooth sort of thing. But I've been waiting to pounce, searching routinely for the G&L limited nitro non-Rustic runs from 2016. Closest thing was a maple boarded butterscotch version of the Bluesboy, brand new. BSB/maple is not my cup of tea, and at $1,650, more than I wanted to spend. I really wanted the gorgeous 3TSB version with rosewood, for a typical used market price of $1,000 to $1,200, which I got the Legacy for. Finally got a Reverb.com search hit the other day. I was blown away that it actually happened. I wonder if this is THE one that I tried to buy a few years ago; I wouldn't be surprised if it is. Sadly, the originality has been monkeyed with. Original tuners, guard, strap buttons, and pickups are gone. One of the retrofitted Sperzels was installed crooked. The price was fair used market value for an excellent condition one with all original specs, but a few hundred high for one with original parts missing. I calculated that I would need to spend around $250 to restore the guitar to as-stock condition. It was advertised with Lace Sensor Split Blade pickups, which really turned me off. I don't like Lace pickups, and they're not necessarily hot items on the used market. I tried to negotiate a reduced price over the past few days. I wanted 20 percent off for the reduction in market value due to the unfavorable mods. He gave me 11 percent and no more. To that, I said, would you be willing to keep the aftermarket pickups and tuners so you can sell them off, then meet my price? I also would have bit at 15 percent off. It was past business hours on a Saturday, so I would have to wait at least a day for a response to that proposition...but I knew he would reject it. I hemmed and hawed for a day, and even after all the searching, I decided not to go for it on G.P. I do a LOT of business at this shop, and have given them highly favorable trade in deals before, when I didn't have to, just because I like them and was feeling generous toward them. I felt that an extra hundred bucks off was something they could have easily just granted me as a good repeat customer. But I knew they wouldn't, because they had probably overpaid for the trade in – forgetting to devalue it due to the mods. They don't take a holistic/big-picture view when it comes to price on trade-ins. They rigidly demand a certain percentage above what they paid for that specific guitar...and if they overpaid...oh well. Then so does the buyer. But then I realized something, and I quickly came back to him to seal the deal this morning. What I realized is that there is no such thing as Lace Sensor Split Blades. It is actually loaded with Fralin Split Blades, which are a $250 [new] pickup set. I easily can sell them off for a hefty amount, to help fund the restoration to original specs...or just put them in something else, because they're good pickups. To restore, I'll need an as-original parchment guard, instead of this stark white one that's on there. Also need some as-original G&L logo tuners, and I'll put these Sperzels on something else. ASAT MFD bridge pickup, and the original G&L humbucker model (A2S4248N Alnico 2). Flip the controls 180 degrees back to original. G&L strap buttons. [Nearly] good as new.