Clean bill of health from my Luthier, frets have been polished and the back of the neck was cleaned, waxed and is silky smooth. This bass has a lot of play wear and its because it is a tone monster. I like the Barts in these and this is the best one I've played. Rich, deep full tone and slaps like silk. 2001 Super light and balanced at 8.65 lbs 35" scale Bart pups and pre Flamed Maple top Ash Body BEM board. G&G case that's well used Don't miss out, priced to move at $1950 Shipped CONUS. Paypal accepted. If you're looking for a closet queen, this one's not for you. But if you're looking for tone and light weight, this is it. Thanks! No trades on this one please, I have too many basses already.