This is a listing on Elderly's site. http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/55U-3286.htm Part of the description is as follows: EC except needs work (clean electronics, rewire battery to jack switch, remove sticker, restring and set up, etc.) They are selling this thing with only 2 strings on it. I would think that a place like Elderly could do the above repairs with little problem. I think this just looks like lazy, bad business. I have never done business with Elderly, but I can't imagine I would after seeing something like this.