Wasn't intending to make any purchases today. I was out with SWMBO, and we decided to drop in to our local. Someone had just traded this mint '07 EGB808 in. Fortuitous? must have been, because I have been looking for one of these original early keyhole headstock versions for a long time. I picked it up and all it took was one strum to know it had soul. Like all these older well-seasoned Maton's they just get better with age and have a particularly full, bright projection and a clarity that is simply amazing. So we restrung it and played it for about 15 minutes. Done deal. There was no umm or ahh. Missus just picked out a strap she liked and I let all the moths out of my wallet... again. specs: Solid sitka spruce top, Blackwood back and sides, maple neck, rosewood fretboard & bridge, satin finish. This one has some lovely flame in the blackwood sides as you can see in pics.