I recently stumbled upon a 1954 000-18 for around $2000. I am pretty sure it has the original finish on it. I don't have any pictures but I'd say it was in "good" shape.
I also have a friend that is wanting to sell his 1950 d-18 for around $6500. Again, I am thinking that it has the original finish.
I am very ignorant of vintige guitar value so I am asking you guys if I should pass on these deals or if I should jump on them like white on rice.