I had this bass made for me and received it in December of 2012 -- yes, it is less than three months old. I even have the box it was shipped in and the receipt too (pics). I will include the hard shell case.
My bass has<
Neck is 5PC maple & walnut
Stainless Steel frets (.043") *these ss frets have the lowest profile possible by carvin
Dual Humbucking pickups
And the carvin hard shell case.
Here is what Carvin has to say about this bass: http://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/ic6w
SALE: $1400 + shipping. PayPal
Price Drop $1200
TRADE: I'm interested in the MTD Kingston kz6 & the Lakland 55-64