I bought this beauty in Geelong in 1978. It has certainly seen heaps of action! From being tied down with cargo on Hercules Military Aircraft to the many miles travelled from one gig to another and in the back of many removalist vans and impromptu appearances at HEAPS of parties! It's ok though! I have a hard case for protection!! I recently had the frets replaced and reset, the bridge tightened and the nut replaced as the constant use over the last 32 years had worn these down. It still sounds as beautiful as it did when I first got it!