Depending on your fingertip chemistry, some people find thundergut strings to be sticky, especially on the heavier gauge E and A. I replaced them with pahoehoes and left the D and G thunderguts which aren't sticky, but are much more stable than the pahoehoe D and G. Thunderguts are brighter than pahoehoes, but with reduced treble the tone is very even string to string. There's a little scratch on the bottom. It'll ship in it's well padded gigbag for $315 in the continental US. Paypal only. No trades or international shipping.