This Collings guitar is in mint as-new condition. In fact, it's probably seen less than an hour of playing time since it was shipped from the factory! To make a long story somewhat shorter, this guitar was purchased with store credit that had to be used from a Collings dealer. The owner loved the guitar (as he expected he would) but has had a custom Collings with similar specs on order for some time, so this one became expendable. We're happy to offer it in showroom condition at a discount from what it would cost new, if you could even find one of these very-desirable varnish Collings in stock. Collings is as consistent as they come. This dread exhibits the clean, powerful Collings tone with its distinctive bass and microphone-friendly character...and a little something extra from the varnish finish. It's difficult to describe, but there's a noticeable openness to the sound that's not often present in new Collings guitars. After playing this beauty, I can see why the varnish option is so popular even at its considerable upcharge. The aesthetics are classic Collings: impeccable workmanship, beautiful woods (check that Adi top!!!), vintage-inspired styling with a few unexpected touches. Grab this one while it lasts and you can feel proud to own a special instrument from the well-respected, high quality operation that is Collings guitars. PRICE JUST REDUCED TO $4495!!!