Due to borders and paper, although under the old rules, there was no tax on items manufactured in Canada & the US. I would be happy to find it the same. I am sending these babies on a one way trip to a new home, hopefully where they will be loved and played. The banjos to the best of my knowledge are as described, I will take them out, strum them, tune them and strum them, take the resonator off, and check the numbers, before insured shipping. It has its own very old but very functional case. More pictures available.