My first was (is) a 81 black on black with a maple board. I love the neck on that guitar, the vintage frets and fretboard. Gutiar sounds good too, but is probably going get new pups soon. It has all the "bad" things: 3-bolt neck, bullet truss rod, etc. but they've never bothered me. It has a nice bridge pickup, but the neck is weak, that's why I'm changing.