Cool. I have owned several Heartfields and several Elans. That is the first I have seen the serial number at the base of the body. Normally they are on the back of the headstock. I am sure it is a great guitar like all Heartfields.
This feels like "deja vu all over again." I remember when Richard was first starting the forum and was trying to get info and pics to populate the website. Very few of us around at that time. I really appreciate his dedication, despite all of the technical issues. Here's to a great "reboot"! Buster