I bought this banjo 5/8/2009 from Janet Davis Music. I am the original owner. I had it set up again about 6 months ago including a new head. The action is very low, and it really rings! I have really enjoyed playing it, but I find as I'm getting older, I'm playing my wood tone ring banjo the most. I would like this banjo to go somewhere and get played. There is very little wear on it. There could be a few dings on the back, but I couldn't see much when I took these pics in full sun today. It's a beauty for sure. Original hard shell case in good condition is included.