Although used, other than a wisp of fret wear it is virtually in like-new condition. Walnut neck, with a burl walnut resonator; satin finish. Ebony fingerboard with black binding. Three ply maple rim and a tone hoop. This American-made light-weight banjo is ideal for someone with back problems. Itounds great, but has a little less volume as a banjo with a heavy metal ring. Incidentally, any standard bluegrass-type tone ring can be fitted to the rim, if the owner desires to do so at a later date.