I haven't had this bass for too long; less than a year but it's still in the same condition I got it in except that I replaced all three of the knobs with very similar ones because only one was on when I got it and I added strap lock buttons but those I'll want to keep. I will include the original knob and put the original strap buttons back on before shipping.
No case though I can ship with a Kaces gig bag if desired.
Lots of pictures included below but I can take more and/or verify anything I haven't covered. The good:
The neck is to die for, thin and fast. Easier to play then the neck on my Peavey Fury which is super slim and fast as well.
The pickups sound great and the range of sounds available are practically infinite.
It balances beautifully and seems to be quite light like my Peavey Fury but I will have to weigh it though if someone wants something more accurate.
Neck is straight and frets are in decent shape. The bad:
The bass has been played and it shows. There are numerous dings as well as an approximate 3/4"L by 3/16"W x maybe 1/8"D gash that seems to have compressed the color into it so it doesn't jump out.
There was a sticker on the pick guard which you'll notice has left a lighter color than the rest of it but I didn't want to chance aging it too much so I left it alone.
These sell for around $500 in good condition and this is probably a 6/10 I would say. I'm looking for $350 OBO shipped or trade for a comparable value bass. I only like four strings and only like fretted.
The following is from Zzounds website
Yamaha SBV500 Electric Bass Guitar
Nostalgia rules in this bass version of Yamaha's '60s-revisited SGV guitar. Enjoy the clear-voiced single-coil powering and a retro styling that's guaranteed to get you noticed. Contemporary retro in the bass field has rarely been as elegant or practical as on Yamaha's SBV500. The sculpted, reverse-cutaway solid alder body balances a treat on the strap, while the slim 34"-scale neck offers great handling, a fast action and a full, well-tensioned tone. The two single-coil pickups evoke the '60s vibe, yet the bright and cutting sounds are entirely relevant to many of today's musical styles and interpretations. All you have to do now is choose your color - and if you pick yellow, wear shades!
Neck: Bolt-on maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 250mm (10 in.) radius
Scale length: 864mm (34 in.)
Pickups: Two single coil
Controls: Two volumes, master tone
Bridge: Chrome vintage style with four individual saddles