c. 2005. I have repositioned the neck p.u. assy. to better align the pole pieces directly under the strings (a problem I've seen on many rics). I also added the aftermarket vintage/modern treble tone push/pull pot mod. There is on small ding on the headstock edge between the "E" and "A" tuners. I touched it up so well I can't even find it! Case and candy included. Very little stage time. Very clean. Asking $1500 + S/H. Thanks!