To clarify the fret ends are fine - just need a little work. It has a tweed case that was shellac'd. The guitar fits poorly in it , but it is a case and so I knew it had at least been stored safely. I would say this would be a perfect guitar for someone starting out. The item "Alvarez AFA1965 Acoustic Guitar withCase Read Description" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "bswinkler" and is located in Tacoma, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.