I bought this in August 2008 to use the pickups in another guitar, but then decided to see if I could make more of a player out of it. Took it to Matt Umanov in NYC to have them carve a custom intonated bridge. That worked ok, but I ultimately decided to sell it so out it went in August 2011 ($1,500) with a reissue pickup that I had around.
"This is a 1969 Dan Armstrong guitar in overall good condition. I bought this as a project guitar several years ago missing a few items and have added a newer DA reissue pickup (fits well and aligns with the set screw on the back) and a carved intonated bridge done by an NYC guitar shop. Please note that I don't have any other items with it, just the one pickup and one bridge. From the look of the guitar, I would say that everything looks original except the pickup and bridge, but I bought this from an estate sale so really don't have any history beyond that. From the photos you can see that the guitar is still in very nice shape with a lot of life left in the frets. Back of neck is not damaged or dinged and the headstock is nice as well. There's some discoloration on the frets from not having been played, but that's easily cleaned off. Action is on the high side of medium, but could probably be lower if you were to plane the bridge down. Incredibly, the pickguard is not cracked around the input jack as these sometimes are. Volume and tone controls work smoothly. The OEM case is in very serviceable condition inside and out with the normal kind of exterior wear you'd expect over 40 years. The handle is broken though and will need to be replaced. The good news about the case is that the top and bottom align well so that all 3 latches close really nicely. Since it's missing the original pickups this might make a nice stage guitar for someone and/or slide guitar, etc. Guitar will be carefully shipped in a new heavy-duty box with bubble wrap inside the case and peanuts between the case and the box. Dan Armstrong's are pretty solidly made instruments so there shouldn't be a need for insurance but that's up to you. Please let me know if there are questions along the way and thanks for looking."