I bought this new in 1990. I paid $300 for it at Buzzo in Geneseo, NY. We've been through the wars together. I played 5 SGs that day. This one was ugly and only had 3 knobs so I played it last. I knew the second I played an open G chord that it was the one. I believe guitars are made to be used. I've clearly used this one. I just started playing it again in my current band after a few years rest. This is one of those guitars that rarely needs a setup for some reason. I put Schaller tuners on it after the 3rd set of Klusons exploded. I put Lollar Imperial Humbuckers in it about 10 years ago. That was a very good decision. The pickup mounting rings had warped and become brittle. I had the red one in my parts from a Peavey set-neck Tele I once owned. I just snapped the warped part off the black neck ring. I've used this axe for so many gigs and recordings. The sticker on the back is from a NYC Taxi. I peeled it off the back seat of the Taxi and stuck it on the guitar after a gig at CBGB's. I once almost got beat up recovering this from another band's van after a gig that took place on the deck of a docked warship, a missile cruiser. We played under the missile launchers. The other band had loaded it in with their gear and didn't believe my guitar was in their van. They did not like being seen as thieves. I almost lost the guitar and a couple teeth that night. I do not name my guitars, but this one probably deserves a name.