After years and years of wanting a Rickenbacker 4003 I decided that it was time to buy. I had been checking prices on eBay, Sam Ash, and Craigslist when I decided to look at MusiciansFriend's site. I tried the 'email for price' option and they sent me a price of $1799. I decided to call and see if I could get any further discounts and was shocked when I was quoted less than $1500 for a BRAND NEW Jetglo Ric 4003 shipped to my door. $1399, to be exact. I opted for overnight shipping which was an extra $35. I received the bass today, as I had it shipped to my office. It arrived around 11am. Once I got caught up with my work I took a few minutes to unbox it. Here are my first impressions: It came single-boxed, which I thought was a bit odd. The shipping box arrived in good condition. Once I removed the case from the box I verified that the case wasn't damaged. It looked fine to me. Opened the case and took a look at the bass. Seemed to be unplayed, there wasn't as much as a smudge on the hardware. Here is a photo of the bass, sorry for the phone quality. The finish looked nice... except for one small area under the bridge. Here is a photo of the finish imperfection. I am not really sure what I should do. I called MF and left a message with the sales rep who assisted me yesterday. Sure, I paid for a brand new bass, but considering the price, would the small finish imperfection bug you? Nothing is perfect, and if this particular bass sets up, plays, and sounds great, what's a small finish flaw? Perhaps I could get a small partial refund. I will update again once I hear back from MF. Thoughts?