I received my SR705 about 3 hours ago. I bought it from Music123 as an open box and with their Valentine's Day discount I got a pretty good deal. I have a SR505 that I love but the body finish leaves something be desired. I baby my basses and the finish is starting to get worn more than I think it should. I thought about refinishing the bass, etc. but figured I'd be better off getting something like an SR705. The good: - Being open box I expected more user wear. I was wrong! It's not MINT but it's only got a few very minor scratches. It's a lot less than something you'd usually pull off the wall at a guitar ship. - The maple flaming was better in person than I thought. - It looks 10x better than the plain Mahogany varnish of SR505. The bad: - Heavier than my SR505 but I was expecting that and hoping for the best. - It's redder than I thought it would be. I prepared myself for this as well but they really shouldn't name this color "Charcoal Brown". - The neck wood seems different than my 2010 SR505. The SR505's neck is smoother, darker looking and to me a more finished neck. -In picture 4, the neck sits lower in the pocket as you move in the direction of the headstock. IS THIS A SERIOUS PROBLEM??? I've never had a bass with the neck sitting in the pocket like this. Is this a manufacturing defect? - In picture 5, you might now be able to make it out but the neck has the dark gray/black marks towards the G-string. If you look at the flash on the neck look at the 4 o'clock direction to see it. It's around the 12th fret and you can feel it when your hand is in that area of the neck. I think I can sand it and smooth it out. Hmm, this doesn't sound too promising. Any ideas or input on the neck pocket question? This is what will make or break my decision on the bass. I don't want to send it back but I will if the neck isn't set correctly. The first two pics were from Music123. The last three were taken by me with my smartphone.