A beautiful instrument, this 5 digit Mark VI. The silverplating is almost complete, just a few scratches. I wasn’t sure to buy this one because it was in a bad condition. The silverplating was black, I couldn’t see what was underneath. The sound was not so good, but the instrument was in need of a general overhaul, the sound was hard to judge. I took the gamble and it turned out great! The sound is big, focused and with a lot of projection and volume. Intonation is fine. A great instrument to have and to play on.