I bought this Valenti VTP5 (#162) new from Bass Specialties in May, 2013. What impressed me immediately about this bass was its light weight and balance (no neck dive), its deep tummy contour, the spoke-wheel truss rod adjustment, the impeccable fit and finish (super tight neck pocket), and how resonant it is. This bass is pretty loud acoustically, similar to the Sadowsky basses I have had. This bass is very Sadowsky-like (no surprise given Nino's background and approach), but since it is passive with the Nordstrand pickups and the Hipshot hardware I tend to compare it to a Nordy VP5.
I modified the electronics a bit. It came setup as Volume-Blend-Tone, with a 250K volume pot. I found it a little too warm for my liking (even with the ash/pau ferro combo), so I changed it to Volume-Volume-Tone with 500K CTS pots. This opens up the tone nicely to allow more high-end through. Note that all original pots come with the bass.
This Valenti is in excellent condition. I'm only selling it because I find myself more at home on a 4 string and there's a US Lakland Glaub I have my eye on. In the interest of full disclosure, there are two ant-sized dings in the front above the P-pickup - these are impressions that don't break the paint. There are also some light scratches by the output jack.
Swamp ash body
Sherwood green finish (metallic) with matching headstock
Graphite reinforced maple neck (satin finished back)
Pau Ferro fretboard
1 7/8 nut width
Nordstrand NPJ5S pickups
Hipshot vintage style bridge
Hipshot USA ultralight tuning gears
Lightweight TKL Case (similar to the standard Sadowsky ultralight case - not the Portabag shown in the pictures)
$1850 shipped UPS (US only)
Here are a few pics that I got from Nino...