I just bought this here on TB from Ken, a very cool TB'er. I bought it to make a lateral move from my 20th Anniversary Prestige to this top of the line Prestige. After playing both, I prefer my Prestige because it's worn in and has some mods that are personal to me. But, I had to know how this bass was and in order to do so, I had to buy it. So, no regrets, and now I know. This is a BRAND NEW 2013 IBANEZ PRESTIGE SR5000e made in Japan bass. It is Ibanez's flag ship bass and their top tier bass. It doesn't get any better. - 2013 Ibanez Prestige SR5000e made in Japan - 24 fret, 34" scale neck, 1.5" wide nut, 8.5 lbs - Wenge top and back wood with mohagony core - Five piece wenge / bubinga neck with wenge fret board - Gotoh Tacoma tuners - Ibanez Mono rail bridge - Bartolini USA preamp with volume, blend, bass, treble, mid with mid Q , all boost / cut - EQ bypass switch - Bartolini USA soapbar pickups specially wound just for this model bass - Low action, a dream to play, Japanese craftsmanship at it's best. A boutique bass no matter how you look at it - Tone to die for - Earthy, modern, classic, and everything in between. Fits at home with Black Sabbath or Earth Wind and Fire. - Comes with all hang tags and hard shell case - Brand new. Brand new Ibanez Prestige SR5000e flag ship model $1,299 shipped !!!