This excellent sounding SR5 from 1996 has lived a very harsh live. Not sure what happened, but I bet it was one of those poor instruments which was never cleaned or taken care of. Decided to repair all of its dents and problems, and went for one of the discontinued colors from Ernie Ball. The shop which helped me did a great job in capturing the Transparent Lime Green hue, applied to the originally Natural colored body. All that ash deserved to show its grain. Very happy with the results.