One thing that cannot be debated is the quality of guitars coming out of the Collings factory. They've attained a level of consistency that is almost unheard of these days. The CL is a loving tribute to the most famous guitar of them all. Carved flame maple top. Mahogany back and neck. Dual Lollar Imperial humbuckers. This guitar can handle anything you throw at it, and then some. When a guitar plays this deftly it's going to see some use so there are light marks here and there but nothing out of the ordinary. The only marks big enough to stand out to be photographed are a paint nick on the cutaway horn and one on the back tip of the headstock. If you like 3D tops, this one is as good as it gets and has tons of movement. Very comfy medium "50s" sized neck. 7.8 lbs.