There you have it folks. Great condition 8.5/10 with minor, minor scratches around the edges, on the headstock, and 2 small scratches on the neck you can't even feel as you play. I bought this for $760 + shipping and it was billed as "brand new." The bass is NOT brand new, but it is in wonderful condition. Minor scratches only, no gouges or egregious marks. The bass has worn flats its whole life and included is a nicely broken in set. The sound is warm, wonderful, fantastic. I was told that this bass has an MEC "Custom Shop" preamp installed...in other words, the same one they put in Custom Shop Warwick models. I have no idea how that is different from the regular ones, or any documentation to verify that...just telling you what I was told. What I will say is that this bass sounds and feels wonderful. $650 + shipping cost. THESE ARE DISCONTINUED. IF IT WAS NOT FOR A GEAR SELL-A-THON I AM CURRENTLY UNDERGOING I WOULD KEEP IT!