I was lucky enough to see this in a local classified as soon as it was posted. My first vintage Gretsch and I am very pleased with the purchase. I don't have much history of the guitar. The seller's late husband inherited from the guitar player in his band when he passed away years ago. As far as I can tell, it has sat in its original case for years. Generally, it appears to be in good shape, with many original parts (and some replacement screws). While the pickups don't appear to be original, it does look like they are not "newer" replacements. I am far from an expert and would appreciate any insights or questions about the guitar.