This is a mint condition 2003 Lakland Skyline Series Joe Osborn 5-string jazz bass with ash body, maple fretboard and sunburst finish. It is fitted out with a custom tortoise shell pickguard (made by Jennie Pickguards) that gives it that authentic Jamerson vintage look. (If you prefer the original white Lakland pickguard, youll find it in the included gigbag, ready for installation.) The Skyline Joe Osborn is manufactured in Korea to the same specs as the U.S.-Made Osborn Signature Bass. The neck on the bass has the same comfortable taper and the bass is equipped with the identical passive Lindy Fralin j-style pickups designed to replicate vintage bass tones. And I've just put on a brand new set of Lakland Joe Osborn flatwound medium strings. The 35 scale on this bass gives it one of the sweetest Bs youll ever want to hear Lakland is famous for their Bs. Ive been playing bass for a lot of years and I still own a lot of basses and this is one of the finest Ive heard. While I've played it a lot, I havent gigged out with it and player wear is minimal -- next to nothing. No dings, dents or scratches anywhere. You can see lots more close-up pictures of this beautiful instrument here: http://community.webshots.com/album/124874950PPFRYD Need more info? Check out the Lakland website at: http://www.lakland.com/ Better yet, read the very positive user reviews of this bass at Harmony Central and Bass Gear Reviews: http://www.harmony-central.com/Bass/Data4/Lakland/Skyline-Joe-Osborne-5-01.html http://www.bgra.net/reviews/lakland-joeosbornesk-1-rvw.html Laklands list price on the Joe Osborn Skyline 5-string (without a case or gigbag) is $1,499, and the street price (e.g., Bass Central) is around $1,100 with gig bag. My price is $825 plus insured UPS ground shipping (at cost). Payment by postal money order or personal check (allow 10 days for personal check to clear). Don't miss this chance to own a beautiful and superb-sounding 5-string bass at a very affordable price!