Excellent condition, with age estimated from "6-1885" is written in pencil on the underside of the top, lack of serial number, "C.F. Martin & Co, New York" on back brace and "C.F. Martin, New York" on back of non-slotted headstock, ivory friction tuners, and lack of fingerboard inlays. Adirondack spruce top, beautifully figured Brazilian rosewood back & sides, genuine elephant ivory binding, nut, saddle, bridge pins, strap button, neck heel cap, and tuners. Very little wear for such an old instrument, and only a single back crack, expertly repaired. "VIIII" in pencil near the neck block. Neck has a little relief, but the saddle is good, and the guitar has good, playable action, and sounds fantastic! Includes both the original Martin wood "coffin" case, and a modern TKL arch-top hard shell. A museum-quality piece of guitar history!