I am contributing to the "Great JS6 Influx"
Yes, I just picked up a JS6 from my local craigslist. The guy posted just before midnight yesterday and I called him this morning and drove 45 min to pick it up. The urgency came from the price tag. $350 with brand new gator case. I couldn't believe my eyes and I wasn't about to let this one pass me by. It has the typical worming, mostly on the lower edge, and a couple of small bruises on the back of the headstock. The worst damage consists of three "scratches" on the back. There are a few of them, about 3 to 3 1/2 inches long which wouldn’t be much of a problem except they are 1/16th to 1/8th inch deep... OUCH! I plan on filling them in just to minimize the appearance. It is also missing the retainer bar and one of the black saddle springs has been replaced with a silver one.
My wife thinks I am going to re-sell it. Which I might after I get it looking as good as possible. It plays and sounds excellent! No fret wear. The neck is straight and perfect. The hardware is clean. It is LIGHT! I couldn't belive it was made out of mahogany. I am taking it to my luthier tomorrow to see if he has any bright ideas for restoration.
I will be taking pictures soon.
BTW, I have never seen so much chatter about JS6/6000 in this forum.