If you are familiar with Lark in the Morning Banjos you know they make some very high-end models for $1,500-$2000, as well as middle of the road and starter Banjos for $400-$600This 5 string has not seen much use, as the finish is darned near perfect, the neck very smooth, it just needs a new set of strings. The ones on it are a little old. It stays in tune. You might want to adjust the action ...