It's a brute of a radio. It weighs a ton and is made well----very solid. I don't know the year it was manufactured, but I can't imagine any comparably priced radio made since the mid-1980's comes close to this in terms of quality----that is, materials and construction. It's an anchor.
Performance-wise, the sound is crisp and clear, and very loud. AM reception is strong and I've used it primarily as an AM receiver, though it also boasts FM and a wide spectrum of shortwave bands, Air and Police/Public. This one was clearly well-used when I received it from an E-Bay seller. The power meter doesn't seem to be working, and the indicator light for FM is burned out (or a wire is disconnected?). The dial light doesn't seem to be working either. The case has a few bumps and bruises. But I got it cheap and the general goodness of the radio is indisputable. After all these years and apparently some rugged use, the thing plays beautifully. It has a few external antenna jacks for shortwave and public bands and it also has two telescopic antennas. I've never hooked up an external antenna---reception on this rig is great as-is. I'm sure a real DX radio hound could do wonders with it.
I highly recommend this set for anyone who loves AM DXing and/or wants a great vintage powerhouse. I really wanted a good Hitachi and a good Toshiba to round out my collection of old multi-band radios, and I managed to find both. Eventually, I'll send in a review of the Toshiba I found.