I've been wanting one of these for years. I had a 2006 MM Sterling that was collecting dust so I took it (and some other musical odds and ends) down to my local Music Go Round and traded for this minty-as-new MM Caprice. There isn't a mark on it anywhere. It sounds great, plays beautifully, and is nice and light. Sweet! I'm not sure about the tort guard, though... I think black might look better.