I've had this guitar around the house for a number of years. It was a gift from a family friend who got it new, never learned to play and forgot about it. The bridge was coming off so I left it in it's cardboard case in the mudroom of our house by the back door. This thing has seen the worst of it. Cold, heat, sun, moisture... One of my bandmates used to own a guitar shop and did repairs. Another bandmate is a teacher and needed a guitar to use for class room stuff, so I left it with ex-guitar repair bandmate at the beginning of the school year to fix the bridge. Well the school year's over, so I called him and said, "Hey, I got a gig and I really need to use that guitar. Can you get it to me by then?" Lo and behold, he got it to me last night at practice. Today I strung it up, disassembled the adjustable bridge lubing the moving parts so it would work and got it set up. There is a hump in the neck where it joins the body. It's not really worth it to me to have that fixed, so I got the action up to the point where it doesn't fret out and tunded to Open G and got the slide out. Wow! This is fun! I plugged it into my practice rig and added a little delay and turned the Tube Screamer off and on a few times. This is going to be a real useful guitar. I may add a piezo pickup and run it into my acoustic blender, or I may just use electric guitar strings to get the wound strings a little louder. It was cheap, it's had a hard life, but it's been resurected and it's going to get some serious stage time. I've named it "Bruno Ventura" since that's the company and model name.