I did not plan on bidding as high as I did, but I won the auction. I'm kinda embarrased to say I punched in the wrong high bid based upon emotion (to be avoided I know!) with literally seconds left in the auction following my wishful highest $1,275, when I intended to enter $1,300. Regardless, I won it, and I am paid up and should have it in a week or so. All I could do was laugh it off, maybe it was just meant to be. Oh, and I canceled my waiting list spot on the SG 50th 12 string as a result. Here's the auction link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250943916785 While it has actual "known" musician value confirmed through email communication between Joe (of the Dead Milkmen) and myself, I am not sure if that is reflected in the price I ended up paying. I am a fan (I recently posted DM tabs on this forum), and that actually was how I found the guitar. I honestly don't circle in much on the vintage SG Customs and whatnot - out of my price range I figured - so I am not sure of the honest value. The guitar is beat up pretty good, probably the last color I'd want, but it has character. For now I will keep it as is, realizing I haven't held or played it yet. But if I want to restore and build up a monster SG someday, this could be a good platform. I have plenty of time to mull it over. It is what it is now. Any idea what year it actually is, though? The space for a center pup is unfamiliar to me, so I am at a loss, maybe it was added/cut in along the way.