My friend called me up one night and said " Hey, my neighbor set a Gibson G30 out with the trash" .... so he grabbed it and brought it over. He is a heavy metal kind of guy and likes Splawn and super high gain amps, so he sold it pretty cheap to me. I think this thing is a 1941 or right in that area. It still works. It has some funky pre amp tubes but I have some extras in my t0ob stash. Runner up is a Kustom tuck and roll B200 head. I'm not sure of the date on that one ... maybe 1970 and then a 71 Hiwatt You? .... and does the age present any issues?