This was purchased from Guitar Resurection in Austin TX about 1982. It is owned by Bernadette Hurst, the widow of my friend Roger Hurst. He was murdered on the Pan Am flight which was bombed over Lockerbie, Scotland 12/21/1988 on his way back to USA. I am posting this for her. He is the one who introduced me to Bean guitars and I bought my #1355. She tells me the factory white finish has mellowed to a cream.