I am a P Bass fan and have more than I should. I came across this piece on this board. Although I usually deal with GCs sister, Musicians Friend this was only available at GC. Since I wanted a new one I ordered from the website. It came in a perfect stapled box and was never opened, good work GC. I must say this is a killer bass at an absurd price. If you are a P bass man, like me you might want to consider this. A stained honeyburst. Quality is top rate and has a GREAT MIA satin backed neck. I've already made it mine with Flats, Chrome/Brass Thumbrest and a Tort guard. A 2012 MIA P bass for $700, unreal. What do you all think? The back in person appears to be one piece body. Others have said they have seen bodies with as many as four pieces.