We suppose if you spent enough time looking at this Deering you could probably find at least a few tell-tale signs that it is in fact "used," and not new. But why bother?

stock no. 56515

ModelArtisan Goodtime Two Special Banjo 5 String
Nut width1 1/4″
Scale length26 1/4″
Fretboard MaterialMidnight Maple
Neck materialRock Maple
ResonatorMaple Resonator
Shell3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Rich Brown
Tone ringGoodtime Tone Ring
InlayVintage Artisan Style Inlays
Neck profileSlender
Total frets22
TunersPlanetary Tuners
FinishSatin Finish
CaseGig Bag
Serial Nonan
Diameter11"