See below for the specs. on this very nice older lida or iida japan made banjo.This is a very well made custom vintage five string banjo. Made in Japan, I am guessing in the 70's. From what I came up with from Paul Hawthorne's site this would be a 239 masterclone model. Very good condition for its age, some of the binding looks to have been reglued t is some wear on the armrest. The frets are in excellent shape. Neck is three piece, straight and intonates well. It is also equipped with spikes. This banjo comes in a beautiful red plush tweed case. Leather strap, picks, and a book by Pete Seeger-How to play the 5-string banjo is also included. Buy in now includes free shipping. Please e-mail any questions you have I am not a music store-no try it out and send it back- all sales are final. Thanks for looking.