Gold Tone OB 175 I bought new from store on Amazon about 6 months ago. Not much play time, never jammed with, no wear or tear. Excellent condition. I agree with the reviews on banjo hangout, great quality and great sound w/ Roger's new pre-war sound tone ring. This banjo has a great playing, comfortable maple neck w/ close to RB 250 style inlays. A beautiful finish on a mahogany resonator makes for sweet tone. Gold tone tuning pegs stay put. I started on a Gold Tone OB 250 and have found the tone and playability of this OB 175 to be superior. You can't go wrong w/ a Gold Tone banjo. If you want a great sounding bluegrass banjo for less, look no further. Hard case included.