There is nothing else like this banjo out there! It's a one-of-a-kind from master builder Bob Flesher! It's based on one of his Old Virginia models, with a claro walnut neck, an ebony tonering, and some out of this world Etruscan-themed engraved inlay. It's the smoothest and warmest sounding banjo I have ever heard. But it has got PLENTY of volume. The 12" rim creates plenty of punch and "umph", but it's like a giant stick of butter. :) It needs to find a new home, as I am in the process of finding a new home myself. (I need down payment more than this banjo!) :) Comes with a fitted hardshell case. Buyer to pay actual shipping costs, or it can be picked up in Asheville, NC or any festival I can make it to. Bob's retail price on an Old Virginia is $3210 without all the inlay, and without the upgrade to claro. So this thing is a steal. And who knows what his wait time is these days...... why put yourself through all of that? You can have this one NOW.