51 knavel 3 weeks ago The picture of the finish that looks most odd to me is the back of the headstock. That seems very shiny...which seems to highlight something going on with the space near the top of the headstock in the center. Is that the imprint of a serial number under the finish? I thought that what you noticed was a reflection. But definitely the right point to make. To me going through the trouble of making a post 1966 body (when the S/Ns started on the back of the headstocks) into a double mute model just doesn't make sense. Another thing I also should point out is that the pickup bezels (rings) would be gold and so would the pickups on a vintage CG. The tuners, pickups, bezels, pickguard, strap buttons, knobs and Bigsby are all gold on a CG. Yours was specifically assembled for a silver/black effect not a gold/black effect.Do not complete this transaction. You won't have to wait years and years for a good one of the era for $2500--just be very mindful of the rot. Black finish you will have to wait for.