In looks sound and playability this banjo is as fine a Montana as I’ve come across. All celluloid finishes are in excellent condition with engraving and original paint that is still near-perfect. Plus a high quality re-gold plating job that was done back in the 1980s makes this banjo an overall knock-out! Straight neck; no fingerboard wear; slight fret wear. All parts are original including the Oettinger tailpiece (with all four adjustment screws) Planet tuners with original highly-figured pearl buttons and the soft-pedal mute. An outstanding professional instrument in all respects.