Hi there, Treated myself for Christmas and got me a 1949 ES-5N, a blonde beauty! She sounds and plays really good, in fact she looks and sounds exactly like this: Like I said in another thread, there is a name and address written under the trussrod cover: Irvin F. Lynn of 97 Saint Joseph Avenue in Buffalo, New York. I would love to get in touch with him, can anyone please help? Or a younger relative of mr. Lynn perhaps? The dealer where the guitar was for sale (in Rochester, NY) said that they had the guitar from a guy that bought it new in 'upstate New York'...so that could be correct! And now the guitar is in Europe! Enjoy the pics! By the way, what do you think the darker spot is (left of the knobs)? My guess is that it's from a cigarette (someone turning the knobs while holding a burning cigarette).