Perhaps the nicest A model mandolin we've had the pleasure of offering, both in terms of the sound as well as the fit & finish. It shows only the lightest signs of handling and playing wear, with just enough fret wear to remind you that it's been appreciated as a musical instrument. Of course when taking a break from practicing you can always move the quilted maple back around in the sun and enjoy a hand-held light show! Dudenbostel really nailed the Lloyd Load-era coloring and details, and the varnish & French polish finish has already developed a patina that rivals the Gibsons of the early 1920s. Comes with a Calton case, which it certainly deserves.