And you thought he just wrote a little music? Here's the reason he wrote in the key of 'E'. Well... maybe not. This banjo is in good shape, good tuners and hardware, I think the 11" clad pot is a Washburn as far as I know (please tell me if you know more). The dang thing sounds great! There is a back bow starting at the 12th fret that shouldn't bother too much or, heat press it out. The Gibson case, probably from an RB-175, is rough but closes solidly. Here's a chance to get into the long neck world on the cheap with a one-of-a-kind banjo that would make old J.S. roll over! (Sorry, kind of a Beethoven joke).