This is a very nice 2005 Taylor 455-CE. The guitar looks and sounds beautiful. I just strung it up with a fresh set of D'addarios. Yes, the top does have a nice clear coat but my pictures for some reason aren't capturing that. There are a few cosmetic issues shown in the pics and none of them affect the guitars functionality. It is structurally sound and a solid guitar. (The tip of the headstock, clear coat scuffs on back of neck in one small spot and a small crack in the bridge) The bridge does not move at all and does not affect the peg holes, they fit nice and tight as they should. One other thing is the volume pot is scratchy when turned. If you have any questions at all please feel free to send me a message. Also the original hard case is included. Thanks Asking $1100 shipped.