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Evolution of first run Jimmys

I'm wondering about the evolution of the first run, 1969 Jimmy. They started out with rosewood fretboards with dot inlays, tortoise pickguards, and black painted headstocks with plastic logos. They ended up appointed much like the later, '70s Jimmys.

But I recently came across a '69 Jimmy that seemed like some kind of "special edition". This one had highly flamed wood, bound S-holes, a five ply pickguard and an ebony headstock inlay with actual pearl inlay. The logo was slightly different than normal. I thought it might be a replacement but then came across this one at the Hagstrom parts site. Notice the closed loops on the T ang G.



I've never seen a Jimmy in the wild with a real ebony headstock veneer.

So, I'm wondering, did Hagstrom experiment with the original Jimmys? Did they make one-off guitars? Special orders? How many of these guitars might be out there?