I have this for sale on local Craigslist because I am hoping to avoid shipping. PM me for better pics. There is plenty of play wear consistent with age and the case is okay for its age. I have not removed the tuning pans to check date but did post inquiry here about dating it and was indicated to be 55-56 given the scale length (24) and the push buttons. I just restrung it and its seems to play fine. I still want to avoid shipping and I am in the Boulder-Denver area (Colorado) but will reconsider for serious buyer. If soid locally through the SGF I will make a $100 donation to the SGF! This is an amazing site.