A great jazz-age 19-fret tenor that's fully playable and ready to go, and doesn't cost much, either. Of course there's some wear to the finish, and the surface of the metal parts has a confusing effect that looks like tarnished silver (but it's supposed to be nickel plating). So if you want a 100 years-old banjo that shines like the grille on a new car, well, this probably isn't going to move you. But considering its age, and how well it functions, this Vega Tubaphone tenor has a great vintage vibe and a sparkling tone that makes up for some metal parts that don't shine. Comes with the original hardshell case.