Hey all: Just received this "killer" blue sparkle 2012 Steve Harris P Bass with a chrome pickguard, very cool. Although it looks black the pickguard, in person, is chrome. And if you like the color like I did on the web it really is EVEN COOLER IN PERSON. Very old school with thick neck and thick, Flat rotosound strings. I of course added my usual thumbrest. Although as costly as an MIA, this made in Japan is Great Quality. The only issue I have is, that at this price a hardshell case should be standard not the "gig bag" it comes with. What do you all think of her?