Hi folks. I am considering a Country Classic II that I have seen advertised locally. One of my favorite players has one and I fell in love with these long before I ever saw one for sale here. I want to know if there are any issues or things to look out for with this model. The headstock has a plate on it that reads "Gretsch 1962 Country Classic II". It has no F holes (that is to say it has the simulated F holes), has the mud switch, has the kill switch, and the two volume + master volume control layout, with a Bigsby. There is a gold sticker on the neck heel that says Made in Japan. I do not know what year it is and it does not seem to have a serial number. The reason I like this particular guitar is that other than the hardware having light aging and the pad on the back having some light wear, the guitar looks like it's almost brand new. If it's from the 1990s it's remarkably close to mint. The person I spoke to about it also said that these pre-Fender models had 5-ply body instead of 3 and that many people prefer the pre-Fender ones. The asking price is said to be firm at $1800, and maybe you could do a little better for a Country Classic II but I doubt you'd ever find a cleaner 20-30 year old guitar. Is this a decent enough deal considering the condition? Are there any common problems to look out for with these models? Thank you and I'm glad to maybe be joining the Gretsch club!