This is a beautiful 2006 Stelling Delux Crusader. Gold plated and engraved. I bought this used directly from Geoff Stelling a little over 2 years ago for $5.5K. I probably put no more than 4 hours of playing time on it since then. It is a *very* fine instrument. My favorite of the Stelling models. I bought this at IBMA, partly because I always wanted a Stelling and partly because Jeff Scroggins kept going back to the Stelling booth just to play this banjo- it sounded so incredibly good. Mahogany and Tony Pass rim. Stelling compensated bridge. Stelling case included (not strap). Light fret wear. Small finish ding on back of headstock is only real noticeable ding or scratch, doesn't appear to go into the wood, only the finish. A beautiful, hard-to-find Stelling. These sell for over $8K new. I had to buy my son a travel bass recently, so we agreed to sell this banjo to fund the new purchase. Wish I could keep it. I will pack and ship as per Stelling shpping instructions, in case with extra packing, and case in large padded cardboard box. Or can be picked up in San Francisco area. I'm a long-time member here and also a member of CBA and IBMA.