This is a new, un-played savannah 5 string banjo. I bought this instrument for the case and have no interest in the banjo. It would make a fine camping, boating, hiking banjo but I already have another Savannah banjo for that exact purpose. Savannah banjos dont ring and boom like a gibson but they are actually fretted quite well and are very playable if properly setup. This banjo is new and still has the plastic taped to the head from shipping. I put the bridge on just to see if the string height was ok and it is fine, and the neck is straight as well. 100 dollar bill to anyone in the lower Ohio, northern Kentucky, eastern Indiana area.