Here is a real ‘pro’s tour-de-force’ in near-mint overall condition with no wear anywhere. Gold plating and wood finishes are pristine. Straight neck; detailed custom engraving on fingerboard inlays and tailpiece; custom engraved blue-chrome armrest; upgraded 1990s gold Planet tuners custom truss-rod cover and custom strap holders. Unusually nice wood-figuring for a post-war Vox neck . All internal parts have been upgraded to custom machined bell-brass to really super-charge this banjo. It is an outstanding professional instrument in all respects that looks plays and sounds fantastic!