This is likely about 3 to 4 years old. I am not sure exactly as I bought it from a dealer who bought it back from its original owner. I am not a hard-core analog person. I used this probably 30 hours or so over the past year and half since I purchased it. It is in excellent condition. I don't see any scratches. This phono stage has screws with large heads on the sides so it is a breeze to move the jumpers for different gain and loading settings.
By the way, this is a gem at this price. Don't miss it! You will be fascinated by how dynamic and tonally rich this unit sounds. It really shines when you listen to something complex with lots of instruments in a band. It gives you all the flying colors with ease. And super quiet (at least in my system).