What's that famous White Snake song? Oh yeah, "Here I Go Again." I've made a career out of buying and selling DJ's and 44/55-series basses it seems. I don't really know why. I buy them because I love them. I sell them because I want a different one. This one is superb in every sense. I didn't want a Metallic Grey DJ when I bought this one. I had only seen pictures, and was told the pictures really don't do it justice. This is true. The metallic shimmer really doens't come out until you see it in person. The closest representation I've seen of this online is a youtube video linked below. This is in German, but watch it all the way through anyway. As he spins the bass around on the camera, you can see that sheen it has, and the recording of it also sounds fantastic even if the playing is a bit sloppy. Make sure you set the video to the 720HD setting so you get the least compressed image and audio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8bE7lHCc08 The video demonstrates the vintage, burpy, growly tone and grind of a great jazz bass. Mine sounds exactly like this. It has the Lakland vintage pickups in it, and they are my favorite jazz pickups. The pickguard is Plexiglass or something. Perfectly clear. I'm not sure what it is, but the cool thing is that it does not take swirlies like most pickguards take. This one has absolutely zero sign of wear at all! The bass is in near mint condition. Check my feedback when I say something like this. Not a ding on this bass anywhere. The born on date was January 2012, and I am the original owner. It's never seen any smoke or club. It's sat in my house when not used a few times per month at my local church. Updated: Below is an actual picture of my bass, amateurish as I am with a camera. As such I think the video link is the BEST way to see and hear what this bass is. Mine is EXACTLY like the one in that video. Again, PLEASE do yourself a favor and watch the video first as the picture looks really dull and boring. Weight on this one is 9.1 lbs. Price: $1100 shipped in the CON-US. Trades: I'm closing trade options at this point as I've found the bass I am going to purchase as a replacement here, so I just need to sell. The video again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8bE7lHCc08 Updated: Here is an actual picture of my bass.