Nobody seems to be sure who made these old Gordons, Stromberg-Viosinet, Bacon & Day, Kay? What we do know is that bhis is a lovely tenor banjo with a low comfortable action and nice tone. And its pretty good looking too with a richly stained wooden pot with marquetry near the brackets and a wooden resonator with matching marquetry. There are some marks and scuffs here and there as would be expected, mostly on the back of the resonator (see photos) and there is a dent in the metal arm-rest that affects nothing. Really a great old banjo at an affordable price. We'll ship t with a modern gig bag.