Possible new member here. An Old Blackie has come up for sale locally!! Can anyone provide details on the specs of this discontinued model, particularly the pickups? Apparently the OEMs have been replaced but are included, so any ID marking to look for?
Given the current you-know-what restrictions around here, I'd like to know as much as possible before actually meeting up, as there will likely be minimal opportunity to really go over it in detail.
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.