Hey there ! Here is an amazing bass guitar. I mean it goes without say ; it's an ALEMBIC. A legend, a trail blazer, a pioneer in active electronics, nothing less than excellence is acceptable. Alembic was the first company to invent and use active electronics. Something we bass players take for granted now. So many basses from cheapos to top of the line have active electronics in them now, but only one sounds like this. This is Alembic. The unmistakable tone. Dead silent preamp, crispy highs, powerful lows, In your Face tone that makes your face melt every time you hear it. Alembic basses WILL make you a better player. They are unforgiving and spotlight every nuance of your playing style. This is a good thing ! - 1997 Alembic Epic 4 bass guitar - 100% handmade in Santa Rosa, CA United States - Mohagony body with what I believe is a flamed walnut top. It could be something else. The headstock look like Zebra. - Set neck design. Five piece maple neck with walnut stringers and volute headstock. 12" radius fret board, 34" scale neck - 24 fret ebony fret board - Alembic Epic electronics is 9v power supply active preamp, two band active EQ bass / treble boost and cut with center detent. - Volume and blend knob with center detent - One pair of Alembic MXY soapbar active pickups. Crystal clear trademark Alembic tone, dead silent electronics studio and stage ready. All solderless plug and play system. - New 45-100 DR Fatbeams bass strings - LOW action and a dream to play. Easy to reach the high register - Weighs about 9 lbs Again, this bass is a dream to play and hear. I NEVER get tired of the Alembic tone. No other bass sounds like it. It is an addictive tone and an addictive bass. You can't stop playing it. Easy to play slap or finger style. $1650 shipped NOW lowered price to $1399 !!