I waited and I waited. I paid hefty customs fees. But now, now I own this beauty. First the (poorly taken) pics; What can I say? This bass is stunning. As soon as I took it out of the case I was surprised at how light it was. The finish allows me to see the beautiful ash grain underneath and the Sadowsky preamp speaks for itself (although I'm still trying to get to grips with it. Less is more it seems). After a quick string change and a slight adjustment to lower the action it's playing pretty nice for a bass that came across the ocean! Only flaw is that the casing of the neck pickup is cracked but it's only noticeable by me when I'm playing it.