I've wanted to try pedal steel for a while, but I have no interest in the large investment needed for even a basic modern instrument. I also LOVE all things Fender. For both of those reasons, I've had my eye on one of these for a while. This one popped up on the local used site for what I think is a great price, so I picked it up! It's somewhere between a '67 and maybe the mid '70s. It's in pretty great condition considering I don't think it's been played for 20 years. Needed a good dusting though. I've put it into a modified E9 tuning, and so far it sounds great! Although something is up with the tone pot - doesn't work as it should.