This is without question my favorite Collings guitar we've ever had for sale. Beautiful Adirondack top, AAA-grade Brazilian rosewood back and sides, 12-frets to the body. The note bloom and ringing sustain this guitar has is incredible. The only thing keeping it from being "mint" condition (a term I don't use) are two small dings on the back of the headstock, perhaps from a falling capo. This guitar has been meticulously maintained and hardly played, which is amazing considering how good it sounds! The original pickguard was not installed by Collings (probably at a dealer or customer's request), but is in the original case. This guitar won't last!