It needed new frets, and some neck work. When they get to be 60 years old they tend to get a slight angle where the neck is bolted to the body causing more string buzz. All of that could be done by a competent luthier but I just couldn't bring myself to be the guy who changed anything on this guitar. I'm pretty sure no one had ever taken it apart when I acquired it. Plus, the value of vintage electrics change and they become harder to resell once you start to monkey with them, especially Fenders. In spite of this being so well worn, it has the look and mojo one only gets with a guitar that has never been altered/touched. To me the value and the right thing to do as it's longtime "caretaker" was to keep it 100% original and pass it along to the next guy.
So, it will be going out on national tour followed by a world tour.