Firstly...square heels are the best.....they were always slicker to me than any AANJ.
That is just an early saber,beautiful nonetheless.
Frank began using them as soon as they were available,he would of requested the H/S/H just as you could of if you bought one new back in the day.
All early saber bodies were shipped from japan HSS/HS and routed to whatever spec was wanted in the U.S.
Many people with early sabers notice their neck p/up cavity is unpainted and assume it was done by previous owner.......actually it was Bensalem/north hollywood.
1988 was when Frank began planning his version though and this can be seen in the photo of him in the 88 catalogs.......just looks like a yellow 540LTD with color matched headstock,but has all his features....neck,trem,p/up's all recessed.
This model is a 540LPF(low profile),series 1 Gambale and was a japan only model that morphed into the official FGM model we all know and love the year or two after.
LPF's are quite rare of course but most people have no idea of its difference's and assume its just a normal LTD.
I have a LPF in my collection,mines Neon purple.....I WOULD KILL FOR A RED ONE!!
I also have a full custom ordered saber from 88,you could do that also back then....but thats a separate thread i will start when i get some time.