Come on, no love for Dean or Entwistle???? It's got to be worth $225 shipped CONUS to someone! Looks like new, new strings. This is as close as possible to brand new. I've put new strings on it and played it at my house, but it just isn't for me. No case included. From the manufacturer: Other notable features of this special bass include precision die-cast tuners and a dual-purpose, die-cast bridge. Alder body/top Bolt-on, C-shaped maple neck Maple fretboard with black dot inlays Die-cast tuners Dual-purpose die-cast bridge 34" scale EMG HZ humbuckers actual bass: Pickup guard looks dull because it still has the plastic over it.