I purchased this guitar years ago from a pawn shop. I knew nothing about it's history or value. I only knew that it was fairly old and unique. But the major selling point was how well it played. I just knew that I was a quality instrument. Prior to this, I only knew of Guild's acoustic guitars. I'm fairly sure that it's been repainted and it looks like it was played a lot. It's missing the cover plate for the truss rod adjustment which is part of what took me so long to identify it. It came with the original hard shell case. Straight out of the 80's, alligator skin and all...