Last year for the herringbone purfling,this is a much played, much worn, but healthy powerhouse. The lesson here is that you can describe all the specs, the woods, model characteristics, but sometimes the one thing that makes a guitar sound great is the amount of music it has made in its life, the amount of playing its had. As in, "Are you experienced?" The photos will show you the wear. There's a small spot next to the bridge where the wear went below the surface that has been filled with epoxy. The braces are remarkably straightforward ? clean and original. There's a glued pickguard crack and one very small area of wear on the back in the armpit area. Looks like it's had an excellent neck reset and replaced bridge, with a leaning saddle - plenty of height for adjustment, which could easily be refit more tightly. All together, an extremely healthy, mostly original, well cared-for guitar. Just well played-in and with a superior voice of authority and power.