I've been trying to thin the collection of guitars for some time, and I've had a lot of folks wanting to trade rather than buy outright. This came up as a trade for a Gretsch G6120 I had (nice orange Chet Atkins model) and I said I'd take a look. Well.. it came home with me. This guitar sounds just perfect through my 57 CHamp RI, no pedals, effect, etc.. just plugged in and played. It has a distinct worming mark of an X that the builder placed right in the middle of the fretboard - kind of unique. It also has some great checking.