This is a NOS Shure V15 type IV that I purchased. I got it home and had an accident while installing it. I was so bummed out!!!! I purchased a new stylus from Ed Saunders instantly. It literally has 1hr of time on it. During all of this I found a great cartridge for my rig that suits my taste of music. Now the poor Shure is just sitting and needs a home. It comes in the original box with all of the paperwork. It is in excellent shape only an 8/10 because it is not original.