The assembly I was put up most it's life. Yes the owner swapped pickups and white pickguard..... BUT.. this is a 8 hole..GREEN NITRO, one of Leo's First Ever.. It lays flat very well, like perfect. ALL Pickups are STRONG And Dream Bell Tone. Solder.. All is 100%. Pots are quiet, 3 way works as it should...nice and solid. Masking tape.. Even has the gold screws in it, but most flaked off.. Only small issue is the guard shrunk some and the back metal plate sticks out.. The Assembly fits easy on the 59 Sonic Blue Strat. All 1959 Wood and Pickguard shrink some.. You shrunk some also if born that year..:) Id leave it as it is, it's Part Of History PRE CBS Vintage Fender
As you know Leo started with a 8,9,10, then seated on the 11 screw hole pickguard. He got away with the 1954-1959 (mid) single ply white pickguard. Went to the more stable Brazlian Rosewood Slaboard Fretboard Neck. 3 Tone Sunburst from 2 tone
I will never get another. You have not or ever will see this for sale not on a 80K collector custom color never for sale Stratocaster
The price is Firm and fair. It's not like you have any other place to get one, and trust me I put in many hours and pay the highest to get the good shit.. You have bragging rights for life.. PLUS Bell Tone Music*****
I bet Leo only made a handful of 8 hole pickup assembly. In 6 months time it went from 8 to 11. That's 4 guards in 6 months.