quality cartridge in need of rebuild.Excellent and nicely aged rosewood case for superb audio performance.Needle ( cantilever) is not parallel to the case. Cartridge works but needs rebuild.Rebuild recommended to be done at Koetsu where nearly all but the case is replaced so the cartridge will be as new after the rebuild. Cost for rebuild ca. 1500 USD through Koetsu SE Asia. Certificate of the rebuild will be enclosed after the rebuild.Bought 2008 and used sparingly. New price at Needledoctor 4990 USD. I am the first owner.