http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/TOKAI/FV95-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc This is in my local Guitar Center in Killeen, Texas. I mentioned this guitar in my NGD thread. I actually had this guitar on layaway when I thought it might actually be a Japanese made FV95. It is NOT. It is a Chinese made FV40. The Japanese FV95 is a faithful replica of a 1970s Gibson Flying V. It has a mahogany body, mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard. The FV40 is a cheaper Chinese version made with cheaper hardware, electronics and a basswood body with maple neck. Tokai made the two distinguishable by changing the pickguard shape on the FV40 which the one at Guitar Center clearly has. The Guitar Center ad lists this guitar to be in good condition. It says ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the front and back of the headstock as well as half of the back of the neck being sanded to bare wood. The only reason I can think of for anyone to do this would be to prove to themselves that it is an FV40 and not an FV95. I mentioned all of these things to the manager and he put it in the back for a few weeks until he could "find information" on it to properly price it. I was even still considering getting it if they would drop the price to something reasonable for a mangled Chinese guitar. However after a long wait and the manager lying about not being able to find infor on it, I found a lot easier way to get a custom ordered Chinese Flying V so I got a refund and they put this back on the rack as an FV95. Now they have added it back to the online store so I just wanted to warn you guys about it. Japanese FV95 for reference. http://www.tokaiguitarsaustralia.com.au/tokai_vintage_fv.html https://reverb.com/item/973885-2009-tokai-vintage-series-fv95-electric-guitar-cherry http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=23135&sid=fc70abecc13f336e8b628bdc45d3ea06 Chinese FV40 http://japanguitarblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/tokai-modelo-fv-40.html (the white one on bottom is the same one GC is claiming to be and FV95) EDIT: I also used the site to contact the store and sent them this message. I'm inquiring into product #112280122 This guitar is NOT an FV95. It is a Chinese FV40 with half the neck sanded to bare wood. There is NO WAY it is worth $800 not even brand new. Since you guys can't seem to find any information on the FV40, I found some for you. This is an FV40 like you have. The white one on bottom is the exact same model you have. http://japanguitarblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/tokai-modelo-fv-40.html THIS is a high quality Japanese made FV95. https://reverb.com/item/973885-2009-tokai-vintage-series-fv95-electric-guitar-cherry Also check the specs. The Japanese FV95 has a MAHOGANY BODY AND NECK. The Chinese FV40 has a BASSWOOD BODY AND MAPLE NECK. The FV95 has an ABR-1 type bridge with thin posts and thumbwheels. The FV40 has a metric large post bridge with inserts. The FV95 has a large 70s style pickguard. The FV40 has smaller different shaped pickguard (to further distinguish itself as an FV40). There are only two reasons for the neck to be sanded down the way it has. One would be for someone to prove to themselves which guitar they had if they weren't sure. The other would be to get rid of the Made in China printed under the paint on the back of the headstock. Either way stop trying to get $800 for a mangled Chinese guitar. You are going to wind up seriously ripping off some kid that doesn't know any better. Or is that the goal?