Okay I have had this up for awhile with numerous price drops. You cannot get these things for much cheaper than what I am selling it at. I am willing to except trades but it would have to be something cool. I really just need to sell it. It is a little beat up but still plays very well. There is little to no fretware also. So scratchy pots put they are probably just dirty but no dead spots for sure. This is a 2002 model and is MIK which some say are nicer than the newer Chinese ones.