Just back from luthier, refretted & set up; plays GREAT. Very unique sound. New premium hard case.
This guitar has significant checking on the arched back. Checking is finish cracks. These old, italian guitars had extremely heavy coats of varnish - sometimes over 1/8" thick - and when the wood expanded and contracted with changes in temperature and humidity, the rigid finish had to crack to move with the wood. Some of these cracks are about 1/16" wide and go down all of the waythrough the finish to the wood; these cracks are purely cosmetic and do not affect the styructure or sound of the guitar, but they can be very disconcerting to someone unfamiliar to checking. Please do not buy this guitar if you have no experience with finish checking.