I bought this one in 1980 (new) and had to sell it to a friend in 1990 because I was broke. Today (12 nov 2009) my friend (who I had not seen in 5 years) gave me the guitar back as he thought it had always really been mine, and he couldn't play it anyway, he said! It's still in mint condition (except one of the machineheads lost its back cover plate, see photo) I am extremely happy and grateful! I had never expected this to happen. It still sounds and looks beautiful.