Not really new. In fact, this was my first pair of Juliet's back in 2000. X-Metal with Gold Iridium & Rootbeer Unobtanium. I just got them back from being tuned up. They're nice and tight and as good as new. I have to say it's nice getting back my first pair in almost the condition they were when I got them over a decade ago! Apologies for the poor image. The camera on my phone isn't that great.