I’m the original owner of an AES Northampton, serial #131. I purchased her from a small folk music shop across from Old Dominion University by the name of ‘Ramblin Conrads’, in Norfolk VA. I could ill afford this seeming extravagance at the time but have never regretted doing so. I have not been as diligent in playing it as I’ve been in the last year but it has accompanied me through my life and always called to me. I recently had her refretted and new tuning pegs put on. We spend a lot more time together now and hardly a day goes by without a session in my workshop. Truly a timeless beauty with a sweet voice. Thanks.