Cool guitar. I'm just in the clearing mode. Black, maple neck. These guitars are a bargain. Sounds great. I'm thinking $225 sound like a great deal. I have disabled the whammy. If you use the whammy this might not be the guitar for you. I don't use the whammy. And it is a Squier. I had one guy show up and play the "oh it's a Squier?" card. That fact was detailed in the ad and during phone conversations. It's a Squier. It's a little bit heavier than most. It feels solid. Once again. no whammy bar, the whammy has been disabled and it is a Squier. I'm in the sell mode but the only possible trade would be for a similar P Bass. IE Squier Japan.