Re: NGD x2 Unexpected Suprises!
Thanks guys!! Well I took the guitar apart and there is good news and bad news...lol. I still think the body is an original match for the neck. The neck is marked with the Nova Custom USA stamp on the heel. It looks like I got an original 70's or early 80's BL 500L with Pat pending sticker. The bad news is the body was originally routed for S S S and when they put in the hum they routed out some chunks, and glued in some wood to direct mount the pickups. There also appears to be a red or maroon color under the black in some of the chipped areas. So it looks like this was refin, done well though. I am pulling the BL and going to order a new s-s-s pickguard. Gonna take it back to as stock as possible.