This is a storied guitar. Before buying, I emailed frank K. who was the electronics installer. I sent him photos and he recalled the guitar as a guitar that came in for repair and got a body upgrade. The electronics are Frank K. to a tee and all solder joints are virgin. This is my second favorite Bean. It plays like a dream and is the most incredibly beautiful finish i have ever seen- BLACK PEARL. It must be seen under a spotlight. i will try to get some good stage shots so you can see the blue, purple and light blue pearl.