Translation "I buy PRS's because PRS's sell."
$1300 is within consideration range. If I really "needed" it, I might invest a 2 hour trip to inspect and play it. Save the $70 if I decide to buy it. I love 1st gen SC's. For me the concern is the Schaller pups. They are just lifeless IMO. I'd have to factor in replacing them and given that they aren't going to sell well, I'd be out a couple hundred to get #7's back in it. Then another spend for the case (although in my personal situation I happen to have an extra, that's beside the point), and you're at $1700 for the SC. Not ripping you off, but not a steal for you either. If the Gold top Gen 1 SC is on your bucket list you may want to look deeper. If not pass.