Total impulse buy at GC. Walked in, saw it there, played it unplugged (my acid test), and it was just right. Go figure, I'm a Jazz Bass guy, haven't had a P since 1991, and I'm also a hack, so I ditched the only fretless I had about the same time. And to top it off, I don't really like natural finishes.
But it just spoke to me, sounded flippen' great unplugged with flats, nice buzzing off the rosewood board, which is in great shape, body has some bruises as one would expect, but overall, not beat up. Neck doesn't feel "much" different from my AVRI Jazz. Has typical changes, BAII bridge, brass nut, but stock pickups. I think the black guard is a replacement, but I don't care, it's not a collector piece, it's a player, and it plays great. And its not a pig, its lighter than my jazz by just a bit. I let it stay at GC for a few days, went back to see if it was still there and it was. Played it a bit through an amp and pulled the trigger. Tag was $900, I asked $750, they met me at $800.