Brand New and very rare piece (1 out of the 15) when compared to the standard Kojo Brass which is about 300+88 pieces. These went through a lacquer > baking > lacquer repeat process to obtain the coating which prevents oxidisation. They are hand painted, do expect some cosmetic imperfections such as the knob which is not lacquered and is left somewhat unevenly charred from the process (plus point to me, very beautiful). The sound went through a little change - less resonance (less tubey) compared to the Brass, but reveals more detail instead which is perfect for my tastes as i found the Kojo Brass to lack detail somewhat. If my price is met i will throw in the leather case + Kojo interconnect which are both new as well.