I have an Antique Mandolin. Close to 100 years old. Condition is fine and playable. It's almost 100 so what do you expect. Striped Wooden Furnish. It's still playable with the same strings on it. But I'm not sure how much longer they will last. Just a few cracks is all. The pick guard as well, all do to decomponsition. The Value is greater between $1000-$1500. But it really has no sentimental value to me at all. Would make a great item for an antique holder!