The acoustic bass guitar was a very popular innovation to the acoustic world in the '70s, and the Guild version was one of only two early examples, the other being the short-lived Ernie Ball bass. The Guild is considered the best production acoustic bass guitar (AGM) made. I've heard at least one amazing Ernie Ball, but they had serious structural issues. This one is the earlier deeper version with the split saddle (for intonation), is in excellent condition and plays great. Has its original hard shall case, and a Baggs IBeam pickup has been installed.