@DavidP I had a ol blackie, sold it in a time of a financial squeeze. Mine had the thicker 50s neck and a reverse control plate. I have never owned a guitar that lent itself so well to playing. It made me want to practice the boring stuff like scales and theory. It was really a joy to hold. Additionally the stock pickups are amazing! I thought I wanted something hotter and replaced them with some lollar specials for about two weeks, but then switched them back to The original pickups that Ron included. Someday Finances permitting I will hunt down 0982 or else have rom build me a new one. Truly great guitars. Get it you won’t be disappointed.