It breaks my heart to do it, but economic hard times are forcing me to sell my beloved Warwick. As you can see from the pic with the serial number, this dates from 1997, back when Warwicks were awesomer. This is the real German made product, and it is as solid as a tank. Weighs EXACTLY 10 lbs per the bathroom scale. Has recessed straplocks. Regarding the neckwood, I have received two difference answers from two different Warwick officials. One says it is Ovangkol, the other says Wenge. Since it is clearly two different woods, I believe it is both with Wenge being the wings, Ovangkol in the middle. The body is bubinga. The electronics are the GOLD active MEC pickups, with the 2 band EQ. This is a HUGE improvement over the passive MEC pickups, IMHO. I have played many fretless Corvette standards with the passive electronics, and was never sold on them. This one is different, the quality wood and active pickups make a huge difference. It has the most growl, and mwah, and sustain of any fretless I have ever played, excepting maybe Pedualla Buzz basses that cost $2500 more than this baby. It also has the capability to get very punchy tones with the back pickup and good technique, as well as warm singing tones. This bass features an ebony fingerboard with maple lines. The lines are more of a reddish tint than white, and are less obvious, but still clearly visible. The condition is excellent, 9.5 out of 10. This bass has exactly 1 flaw. One tiny chip on the bottom of the bass which I captured pretty well on the pic. Outside of that, the condition is flawless. Not bad for a 15 year old bass. Comes with a new TKL case that is only a few months old and has seen 0 gigs. In excellent condition as well. I need to sell this quickly, my price is $750, OBO. Paypal only, unless you can meet me locally with the cash of course. Shipping is $30 CONUS, OR Canada. I am not looking to ship to Europe or Asia at this time.