The bell is relacquered, the body is original lacquer, but not very pretty, it has small dents, but not on the neck, and the neck is anoriginal The Martin neck, but with a different serial number. This all makes the instrument a lot cheaper, but you cannot hear that. It sounds great, full and fat like the best Martins. It plays easy and the intonation is great. If you don’t care how your instrument looks like, this could be your horn!