You've seen it in the BAM BAM thread, but here's the official NGD. 2003 Epiphone G400 Vintage. This is when I got it, delivered to my house by a good friend who picked it up for me while I was away. Really nice but as usual with an old second hand guitar, dirty and in need of a good setup. It has the HOTCH Alnico 5 at the bridge and the '57 Classic at the neck. It also has a real long tenon, never seen one that long ... or I don't remember Strings were badly rusted and probably 11's or so. But that didn't prevent me from playing it for a few days before I started the setup. Output jack was loose, toggle switch too, scratchy pots, rusted screws on pickguard and pup rings, fretboard gunky. There is some wear on the first frets, but not enough to warrant a recrowning. A good polish should do fine. I polished the pickguard with compound, which made it shinier. It cleaned up pretty well and the body once washed showed the grain a little better. On a faded finish like this, I like to go over it with a light coat of tung oil and wipe it right away, just so all the micro scratches disapear. I find the matte poly kills the color saturation. Once buffed it has that light luster, almost like a nitro finish. Fretboard cleaned and oiled (tung oil), frets polished.