The condition of this guitar is Excellent+. Built in 2001, but purchased "new" only very recently. Top, back, and sides are super clean, with a couple very minor button scratches on the back and a nearly-imperceptible mark on the top near the tailblock, too small to capture on camera. Zero fretwear. Sounds fantastic, as Northwood R80-MJs all do. This is a great guitar at a great price.