non original paint (badly done custom job) but it was still a great guitar --- but as soon as I got close, I was shaking my head, and almost had tears... i'm a guitar player, but play bass also -- and def. know how to care for my gear. When I saw that fretboard, I was shocked -- It looks like it has NEVER been lemon oiled or steel wooled, no cleaning ! it was so dirty, that I think the dirt/grime has clear coated over the rosewood --- it's all smooth and weird now.....but dirty ! and I think the truss rod is totally ****ed. the action is set pretty low, and is great on the first few frets, but from that point up the neck it's like a half inch off the fret board, and gets higher as you go up the neck... just unbearable.... the thing is that the neck looks straight, so it wouldn't need a truss adjustment.... I think it's just been totally screwed up. I can't believe how bad someone can care for their insturment Of course, I didn't say anything to him, he thinks it's fine... Just thought you guy's would be up for a story.