Back when the currency exchange rate was more favorable Gryphon used to carry new Lakewood guitars and we were always impressed with the quality and consistency. This example is only a couple of years old and it's good to see that they're continuing to build to the same high standards. Great playability and a wonderful balanced tone. A few small and insignificant little signs of use and only the slightest hint of fret wear. Comes with an excellent Hiscox case.