In 1966, my uncle bought this as his first guitar. Not so long after that, he would give it to my father as a present. 50 years later, my dad passes down this guitar to me as a graduation gift. I have to say, this is one of the coolest guitars I have ever played. Keeping in mind this is the same guitar that Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Dick Dale played, it brings more history and meaning to this guitar. This certain guitar came in the original case, original everything pretty much. One thing this guitar excels in is rhythm playing. I say that this guitar is too magnificent to be soloing on distortion and things in that range. To sum up, thank you Dad for this wonderful masterpiece and it's my best guitar.