2007. The pickups ARE chisonics; however, Lakland used their own pickup covers during the time this bass was made, so it doesn't have that classic chisonic look. Maybe someone here can speak to that a little? it's what the previous owner told me. When you plug in and play, there's no doubt that the pickups are chisonics. The bass is in wonderful condition. It plays, feels, and sounds superb. Anybody who has played a Decade can vouch for this--it's tone options are nearly endless. I encourage you to check out the expansive library of sound clips on the Lakland website to hear some of the different sounds this bass has to offer. Will ship in a mediocre gig bag with a broken strap for $725.