BASS IS SOLD! Because I rarely use this bass (I have used it on one audition, and for a couple of gigs since receiving it almost exactly a year ago), I am selling this really fine bass: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/fender-jaco-sig-986778/ As the above listing says, this was originally a fretted 2000 "Jaco" model, that had the frets professionally removed and replaced with maple strips. The fingerboard then was coated with polyurethane. It also had a push-pull series-parallel pickup control added to the master tone control (this does add some versatility to the sound palate). The de-fretting job was VERY well-done, and the bass plays beautifully! The original listing shows the one small surface chip near the neckplate. In addition, there are a few really minor surface blemishes (light scratches and swirls in the nitro topcoat), and one small surface scratch about 1.125" long on the back between the neckplate and the lower horn. One other thing that wasn't mentioned in the original listing is that there is a little bit of string wear to the polyurethane coating on the fingerboard. This is obviously due to the prior owner using roundwound strings on it. I have had flats or compression-wound flat-like strings on it since the day I received it. The original brown tolex case and all "case candy" is included. Reduced asking price is [DEL]$1,100[/DEL] $1,000 delivered in the lower 48 (about $250 less than I paid for it).