Hi my name is Tim and I'm a long time Ibanez player. Bought my first Ibanez in 1978 and have owned many other companies guitar's but seem to always come back to Ibanez. Just got a 1980 Studio 50 in good shape. Got it for a epi lp. Believe me I don't miss the lp at all. In fact my first Ibby was a studio 55. Cost at that time was 266.00 with hard case. What I would like to know is it has a gold truss rod cover and it says studio on it. The ones I've seen and the one I had had a plastic cover that said the model number. Is my new one a special run. It plays like butter and the tone is the best. Thank you for having me on board.