Bills to pay...this is a luxury I just can't afford to keep right now 1979 Electric Wood Wal ProIIe: These were only made for a couple of years and there was I believe only around 700 ever made. The body is ash, the neck is a ten piece combination of maple, purpleheart, and hornbeam(it's a 34 inch scale). The fretboard is Indian rosewood with vintage style frets and a new bone nut. The bass has been run on a PLEK machine and the fret job and setup are nothing short of perfect. Wal ProIIe's are active basses with a very unique preamp. There is a separate volume and tone control for each pickup as well as master volume and pickup selector switch. The tone controls are unique to this bass in that they aren't just a passive treble roll-off, but they actually change the impedance of the preamp. There are also three switches, one being a low-mid boost, another is a bass cut/treble boost and the last being a the famous Wal pick-attack switch, which makes the bass sound like it's being played with a pick when playing fingerstyle. Mike Lull has fully restored the bass to the tune of over $2200 dollars. Mike Lull's work is absolutely fantastic. Playability on this bass is excellent and it's easier for me to pull of hard lines on this bass than any other I've owned. The bass has a soft V profile, like classical instruments. It takes a little while to get used to it, but when you do the neck feels like an old baseball mitt that's been broken in by years of use. The combination of vintage frets and the PLEK setup means that your fingers just glide up and down the neck with very little effort. I'm going to miss the neck on this bass more than anything. There are a myriad of tones available with this preamp and pickups. The Wal pickups are SICK by the way. They're just sound powerful whether you play with a pick or your fingers. I've been playing this bass with my classic rock band for a while now and the tone fits in the mix perfectly. Finally, this bass was custom painted by the guy who paints all of Mike Lull's basses did the refinish and he did an absolutely fantastic job. The Paint is still in excellent shape and only has one pin-head size ding near the bridge from being perfect. This bass also has the original hard case, which are impossible to find(the case is in good shape, but one of the three latches isn't working). It's a cool 70's brown color and it is a LOT less bulky than modern hard cases and it does an excellent job protecting the bass. You cannot find these cases anywhere. Although Wal is starting to produce basses again, they will never make another one of these. This bass is a classic and rare as hen's teeth. This Wal was made by the original guys at Electric Wood and it's a piece of history. I've only seen one other ProIIe for sale; it sold for way way more than my starting bid and it had also been modified and routed for another pickup. This is a great price for a one of a kind, fully restored vintage instrument. I'm only selling this bass to pay off my mounting bills...she will be missed!! $3,750 Shipped and Paypal Accepted Trades + cash will be considered...thanks!!