Like my Yellow 3 knob SG this one has been through the wars. I bought this from a creepy guy in July 1988 for $350 USD. He even had the shipping box. I don't recall what he was asking but I offered him $350 and he took it. It was absolutely as new when I bought it. I don't name my axes, but this one should probably have a name too. Finding this guitar was a dream come true. The whole way home from buying it I couldn't believe my luck. These things are uncommon at best. I wanted a full-scale Rick so badly but they've always been expensive. I had traded everything I had the summer prior for a Rick 325. I wasn't happy with the short scale. I had found the exact guitar I wanted in this 350. I've played this guitar hard for decades. I believe guitars are tools. They get better as you play them and every ding and scar is proof. This guitar gets used more for recording nowadays. I replaced the bridge pickup last year because the original died. Other than that this guitar has needed no work in the 34 years I've owned it.