This is one of the earlier, and some would say better Korean-made versions of the Epiphone "Chet Atkins" guitar with a deep black finish offset by gold-plated hardware. The serial number dates it to about 1998. The instrument is in good playing condition with only minor scratches and marks/tarnish and no significant fret wear. The prior owner tells us that the signature on the top is not Chet but Dave Matthews. Comes with original Epiphone hard case in good condition.