This guitar is one of 8 original Batson Prototypes. 4 remain will remain in the Batson family. This model is one of 2 for sale. It has some minor blemishes in the finish (not pore-filled well, wood grain pits are showing) but plays and sounds fantastic. It was handmade by Cory Batson in 2007/2008 and is offered at a deep discount due to the wear and tear.