I got a set of SonoTone pure nickel strings as I thought they would work well with the RPs and Braz neck on my ME1, and well, they do! (thanks Les!) I realized they seem to have a smidge more tension than the strings that were on there, so I went to adjust the truss rod. When taking it off, I realized it was a 20th Anniversary aluminum one installed upside down as to hide the fact that the original had been removed/lost. Literally. Unplayable. May as well be firewood now! So, beware of unscrupulous sellers out there! I mean, it's an '05, so technically it *is* a 20th anniversary, but still!