I believe this guitar is a 1971. The Emmons experts out there can probably verify by the serial number. It has been my workhorse over the last 4 or 5 years. It's been my exclusive gigging guitar and I've had it in the studio. It definitely does the job. What I want to make perfectly clear is that it's not a jewel. It has multiple war scars and blemishes. So if you're in the market for a perfect looker, this one is not for you. If you are in the market for a push pull that works great and has the tone, well this is it. It's matte black. 3X4 Emmons set-up. I bought a Thomas "leather tooled" case for it, (which now has a broken buckle). I have an Emmons volume pedal and a D2F cover for the guitar. If interested, I can email pics of some of the scars. 2200.00 + shipping.