This is just a fabulous guitar. Outside of a bit of pickwear adjacent to the fingerboard, it is unmolested and plays and sounds just wonderfully. I've always found '45 to be a somewhat underappreciated year, there are a lot of great ones from this period, certainly holds its own when compared to the early 40's bones. the rosewood on this guitar is really lovely, hard to capture the colors that radiate in the right light. Hard to imagine a much nicer one in any way.