The love affair with my X175B continues. I purchased mine used but mint. They are a great deal at new prices but an absolute steal used. The only work that has been done to the guitar is I had a Pro file down the nut slots to get better action in the first position. There was also a gap between the nut ends and the binding on each side (purely cosmetic) but the tech was able to fill in the small gaps with a mixture of bone dust, superglue, and buffing and the nut ends are perfectly flush and it is undetectable. I also replaced the stock Guildsby spring with a "Soft Spring" from Reverend which significantly improved the Bigsby action. The guitar still plays great w/ pure nickel wound 10's; no fret buzz with action of 4/64ths on the low E @ the 12th fret and 3/64ths @ the 12th fret on the high E. To my ears, the stock Franz repro's sound great. It's definately a long term keeper. The NS X175B is not as refined in overall finish and materials as my MIJ Pro Line Gretsch but the fretwork and overall playability after some minor nut work is scary close if not just as good.....and that's saying alot.