I bought one as a project. It came to me with a set of super high tension flats (maybe Steve Harris Bright Flats.) There was a tremendous amount of back bow and the strings bottomed out against the frets. I got it set up and even with a set of take-off strings (random from a jar) it sounds pretty dang good! The output is very hot! I have a new SPB-2 to put it in, but I don't know if it will be that much of an improvement. For some reason someone stamped "ou812" at the 20th fret.