Hi to everybody, ok I did not understand the point of chomps about the neck sorry can you please reformulate the sentence? Regarding the finishing I don't know if it is nitro or not since it has quite never been played. I think it is an early 69 since there are parts in common with 69 and 68 production, in order: 1) Neck 3DEC68B 2) Neck palte 230023 3) no cable route and 069 stamp on the body but 68 shape 4) Pot dates 1966 5) cables and wiring cloth covered (not plastic) 6) Bridge '68 7) CRL1452 switch 3 way with plastic wheel 8) pick ups 6.4kohm and 6.3kohm cloth wire The guitar was bought in the middle of the 69 in italy so I think was built in the very beginning of 69 in USA. Everything form 68 except body early 69. Pictures attached. If you have curiosity you can ask I will be happy to take pictures. At the end it sounds great and I have a fantastic feeling on it, I paid a fair price in respect the price I saw on internet for same specs tele (5k€ to 7.5k€), it is full original and sounds great, no noise changing the pickups etc... Now a good set up and a lot of fun.