I bought this bass in 2008. I have not traveled with it too much. It has two small scratches that are barely noticeable and only cosmetic (see picture). It comes with a hard travel case, gig bag, bass stand and a set of high end Eva Pirazzi set of strings which gives you a nice dark old double bass tone and the original D'addario strings. The bridge is marked and it has a Realistic pick-up. Originally, this bass was purchased for around $4,000 bucks. I want to sell it for $2,599. Let me know if you are interested in seeing more pictures and I will email them to you.