Some pics of a 2007 Green Shparkle I just picked up. Seller modded the controls to V/V/T and relocated the jack to the side. Well done and I like the set-up. I think it is a #6 neck. It is thicker front to back than any #8 I've had. Sounds and plays terrific. I like the new G&L necks too. I have zero confidence in the older G&L necks, from experience, and YMMV, IMHO and all that. It has a glued on fretboard as opposed to the earlier one piece necks. Satin finish on this one. Like I stated I like this bass. Anybody think of an alternative color pickguard that won't induce nausea?