Last month I bought a truss rodded 22 F-4 that had a gibson repaired crack on the top basss side of the finger board duing the repaire gibson oversprayed the top with lacquer. I bought this mando just to spend some time with a Loar era f style instrument so I could study the binding miters the dovetailed point protectoers that scroll carvings and anything else that might make the loar inspired F-5 i want to build more authentic. I planned on keeping it for a month and then selling it. I bought it for a very good price and i thought I could actully make a little money on it also. But once I got the mando that non-original lacuer finsh bothered me so bad that i could not let it leave my shop with it on so I commeced to remove it.