From condition alone (which is very close to excellent but we are calling very good) we would think that this was not as old as it is, but our research tells us that this Lyon & Healy bowlback mandolin is c1900. Quite a beauty, nicely playable with an elegant sound. Spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, ebony fretboard. Dings or scratches are hard to find and very minor; no evidence of repairs having ever been needed or done! 13" scale. Comes with superior quality chipboard case.