I used to own this guitar 10 years ago and just got it back in trade. It is from the rare 'X' braced period with all the fancy engraved parts, upgraded imperial tuners, original leather case. It is one of the best and deepest darkest sounding archtops I have owned, completely original and only one little side crack at the bottom. The top shows some pickwear but the rest of it is super clean. A bitchen' ( as my LA wife would say) guitar by any standards.