I purchased this guitar because my late father owned one of the originals. He always talked about how much he loved, and missed the one he owned. He sold his original a few years after he purchased it for $25.00. Many years later he could not afford to buy one back because a decent original was Selling for $10,000.00 and up. So in his memory I purchased this re-release. This guitar plays effortlessly and sounds amazing. When I play it I feel as if my father is with me and smiling as he watches over me. Rest In Peace dad, this ones for you.