Purchased from a Small Music Store in Ladysmith, South Africa. Paid about R 150 (South African Rand) for it.
This unit has made my life so much easier when tuning up. In the past I have used other brands of guitar tuners but I have found the one that I stick with. The Unit is simple to use, with both auto tuning mode and manual tuning mode. Guitar and Bass modes are included. The best thing is that you can use this baby on stage because it has both line in and out jacks and almost no noise when it is connected. The battery life is quite amazing, even when you leave the unit on all the time.
It needs some kind of back lighting. Fortunately the next generation of this great little tuner has just that.
The unit is made of high quality plastic. It is robust. I have had my tuner for a couple of years now and it has taken quite a few knocks, drops and abuse over the years. No problemo...
Spend your money on this tuner. You will not be dissapointed.
this tuner I bought (or rather my parents) there are twenty 20 + years on the advice of my guitar teacher when I started.
He followed me everywhere, he has used almost 7 days a week since I, with the mic for acoustic and classical guitar or connected to the electrical. I think it fell on the floor a hundred times (I'm nice).
I still use it today without stopping at home, it is in the living room, my kid catches a year of time, puts it in his mouth and flanked by earth (his 2 brothers and sisters have done the same before him), IT ON AGAIN AS THE FIRST DAY.
Lately I have an electric bass, I admit with the microphone, no worries.
The needle does not ballad without stopping, it is stable.
If I changed the battery every two years, it is up ...
I have not tested: the return of the signal when you put one jack IN and OUT to an amp.
I do not know if the more-jackplugs are super reliable over time if used often.
The only thing: the battery cover is lost (to force falls), so I put a piece of tape.
Well it is certainly manufactured and sold new, but if you see passing secondhand, test it to be sure and buy!