My Pearly Gates from GM arrived! First out of the box pics! The guitar has a little heft to it and the neck is a little chunkier than the 59 VOS I got from GM a few months back.
The fret work and nibs are really well done! It has the usual grey sludge on the fret board and the frets need a quick polish with a buffing board. They did a decent job with the "relic/worn" finish.
Tuners are ok. Electronics are junk, will get retrofitted with CTS pots, new caps, Switchcraft jacks, braided wire, RH Factor PAF pickups. It needs gold top-hats. Debating all new cream plastic, the stock stuff looks to yellow.
Anyway, i'll post in progress pics!