What a great find! I purchased this guitar a few years ago with a few small seperations on it’s back.
Ace repairman/luthier/banjo superstar Chris Warner went at it and made the seperations virtually invisible.
Then, since Chris had refinished the entire backside of the guitar with a warm glossy nitro, I rubbed out the Satin finish on the top and everywhere else. I called up old friend and former Gibson rep, Hank Ettel and he sent over cream pickup surrounds and matching knobs and toggle switch. The pickups had already been swapped out with new Gibson PAF’s and a nicer bridge piece (ABR1) and… I have one of the nicest sounding and playing Gibsons in my collection!