The laminate is 95% or better with excellent luster. This drum still has original hoops with the silver sparkle inlay date stamped on the inside of the drum. See pics. The only wear on the entire drum is the black paint on the hoops and after this picture we have taken them off and repainted them. This drum also comes with a brand new set of remo 26 inch bass drum heads. This drum has a great sound and is a very unique size.