Do we know they finished them that thin, or is it 60+ years of wear? My 2017 nitro tele is already getting thin where my forearm rests.
Yeah you can clearly see it on the upper bass horn when lemmo moves around. It’s the finish , not wear .
I remember when my old dearly departed friend John Bennett had Ferndale guitar exchange around here, and he has his wall of 15 sunburst pre-CBS Strat’s, the one ‘57 that he had and the couple from ‘60 were really nice and had noticeably thinner finishes.