HI,ASB I was a member................well I guess I'm STILL a member of the Ibanez Collectors World back years ago and I researched this guitar and knew the story regarding Doug playing the guitar [I understood it was in LA, but no matter he played it AFTER it was supposed to have been given to the insurance company that covered the bands equipment and destroyed.] As I recall the conversation Doug said you could see some signs of damage but it was certainly repaired well and playable. Doug said he would have bought it had he the $$$$, the price as he said was pretty reasonable considering what it was and that it was John's. I knew about the Dullam copy which was pretty well done.................I talked to Bob about his copy and even thought about asking him to build me one, but he was busy pursuing other things at that point. I actually bought the Christie's book from that auction in Kensington and its shown in there along with other items for auction from the Rolling Stones,Hendrix etc. etc. I think it would be cool if Vintage Guitar or another publication would do a article on the guitar with a nice photo layout. After the Christie's sale it disappeared off the map and into the mists of time. And those other Japanese copies.................they ARE cool!