Big change of look and a little detail to please a ridiculously huge Blackmore fan. Since I got my CIJ oly white '72 reissue my vintage blonde VM70 had lost it's purpose.... the CIJ was a much better and closer tribute to Ritchie's 'trademark' look '74. Solution? Now it wears black covers and knobs again (It had gone to all white plastics for a while) but this time complete with a Fender b/w/b guard and block saddles on the MIM bridge so it now looks remarkably like his '77... right down to flat pole pups and the lack of the 'Orig Con Body' decal. It was his favourite before he discovered the Schecter pups that went into his '74 in late '79. The '77 covered the 'Long Live Rock n Roll' and 'Down To Earth' years.