Well, my son picked this up in a local pawn shop a while back. I don't know what he paid for it and I ain't gonna ask. I took a brief look at it when he got it. He brought it over because it was "grounding out". That was an easy but temporary fix. When I pulled my brand new patch cord out, it was covered in rust. I just pulled the control cover off, sprayed it out with some contact cleaner, rolled up some fine sandpaper and cleaned the rust from inside the output jack. Sprayed it again and that solved that problem for a while. I think my son just bought this guitar because he had a fixation with Nirvana and the "grunge" thing. I think it's a '73 or '74. Maybe someone could help me here, at least by the neck plate number. I know it's called "Competition Red" color.