This guitar is fantastic. Made in the National shop in California. I bought it without ever playing or hearing any of the National Scheerhorns. I wasn't shure they were the "real Thing". They are. I've owned a 2009 L-body, made by Tim. To my ear this guitar sounds even better. Louder - with a more fierce low end. I'm going to trade up to the Rob Ickes model. This guitar is in perfect condition. Only about 1 month old. Purchased from Artisan guitars (more pictures of it there - search Scheerhorn and it is the first Mahogany listed as sold). Original Travelite case included. Free shipping in CONUS. Paypal. 10 day return policy for any reason.