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  1. Cheers jdgm, Yes I definitely want to get rid of that filler. If I can manage to get a reasonable match with a fitted block of mahogany, I think that's probably the best option. If it looks decent enough it would be good to replace that dodgy scratchplate with a proper one.
  2. Following a bit of trawling around the Seymour Duncan website and forums, I think the pickups look like genuine early Seymour Duncans; the neck might be an SH-5 and I think the bridge is an SH-6b ‘Duncan Distortion, bridge’.
  3. I bought a natural finish 1981 Flying V second-hand in 1990. Other than setting it up and restringing it regularly I've never done anything else to it until now. The headstock looks genuine, is stamped 'SECOND', and a has serial number indicating a manufacturing date of 20 May 1981, at the Kalamazoo factory. The body cavity is stamped '(A)' and 'APR 23 1981', which fits the neck date, allowing for elapsed time between body manufacture and final assembly. The 'SECOND' stamp, used to indicate a cosmetic flaw, fits the manufacturing date ('SECOND', or '2' stamps were in use up to 1985).
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