There are not a lot of the guitars that I know the history of as well as this one. It belongs to a friend of mine of 45 years, and now is the time of life for him to move on. I remember when he purchased it in 1974, we played old timey music together. All of the major issues with this guitar existed as they are now when he bought the guitar, nothing has changed or moved. The two major issues are: It has a partial well repaired and solid crack in the peghead. At some point before he got the guitar the block had slipped and been reglued, it has been unchanged as well. There are a few minor solid repaired cracks on the top that as well were there and unchanged. It has a perfectly replicated bridge and bridge plate, one would be hard pressed to tell. The finish, sides and back are all untouched. There is a huge upside. It recently recieved a neck reset and set up. I have owned and played dozens of prewar D28s and D18s and I am pretty darn sure I have not played one any better than this one. It is absolutely mind boggling.