E string i acquired from an estate sale. Belonged to a former music-store owner who had all of his stock stored in a basement for years after his store closed in the early to mid 90's. String is red dyed gut and wrapped in silver plated copper; wrap seems to have tarnished a bit over the years, bit the gut looks great and I don't see why the string shouldn't sound like a new (after all, it has never been on a bass). Any questions, please PM me or email email@example.com. I would like to get $60 shipped conus or best offer.