Sometimes you stumble across a guitar that's just way to cool to pass up, and against your better judgement you are compelled to take it home with you. this was one of those guitars. When I first got my hands on it, the original owner clearly didn't take very good care of it. The hardware was corroded, fingerboard was filthy, but besides that the guitar is in excellent shape with not even a scratch on the finish. After giving it some TLC, it's almost as good as new.