This SG sounds brand new. The pickups really shine through. The walnut finish has aged beautifully even with the minor cosmetic wear and scratches. There are some small paint chips around the binding, front, and back, but nothing serious. The neck and fretboard feel very smooth and all of the electronics are in working order and feel nice as well. The bridge and pickups have no rust or oxidation, and i believe this guitar was maintained very well, just played a lot as it should be.