Wow, you know, my first LP was a cherry burst standard also, and it was also either a 93 or 94! It was main gigging guitar when I was living in Los Angeles in the 90's and I was doing the original music club circuit. I was in a band called the Blackerbys, and that was my main guitar. It was like 10lb..well like 9.8lb if I remember right, but I loved it.. but I was also in my 20's! Man, a 69 Deluxe is a major collectible guitar, as you undoubtedly realize! They are like $20K these days I think. Even a 71 is super cool! I think they go for like $4-6K! I think those mini humbuckers are really really cool. I could see the way you could do rockabilly with them as they can be pretty bright and chimey! I think they are fantastic pickups. I wouldn't mind getting an R6 and putting mini-humbuckers in there.