This Gretsch has incredible clarity and punch! Absolutely killer guitar. Stays in tune very well and plays excellent. There are the normal, light surface scratches around the body from regular use and one small ding on the headstock just below the low E tuning peg (pictured above). Gator hard case included as well. This specific case is fairly new and designed to be “road worn.” Gator does have information for coating or adding a finish to the case if you desire. See pictures for condition of case. Feel free to ask me any questions!