Got this from the original owner In his seventies. He owned a 52 that tragically burned in a house fire. He contacted a local music store and they were able to locate one of the exact model from the Gibson factory that was unfinished from 1952. This came to him as a 53 but based on dating it may literally be the last 52 finished in that model and shipped in 53. Original owner was a personal friend of mine for around 50 years. He was a Pastor and Evangelist and his entire life only played Gospel music on it. Everything is in excellent shape with no known issues. Guitar comes with Original Hardshell Case!! Economic issues force me to sell at my loss. Shipping is included in the continental United States. Shipping will be fully insured. Sold as seen, as is. A wonderful piece of history. I am only the second owner. I will deliver it personally anywhere in New England. God bless!