So I was at a friend's house and I know he used to play a long time ago and when it comes up in conversation he goes to a closet with a ladder and pulls down an old and beat up dusty Gibson case out of his closet... I opened it up and this is what was inside. I played it for about a half hour and I have to say it's really really nice...it's a little weird thinking how old those strings are. Then he says I can use it ... Not sure how old it is...he said he played in the 70's. Guess I'll have to do a little looking to try to figure out how old it is.