OK, it's franken-bass for sure. I took it to my local tech and had him pull the frets and install EMG J's and a BTC preamp. The pickups are worth more than the bass. It looks cool with the walnut pieces around the pickups. It has great MMWWWAAAHHH and it plays nice. Asking $150 plus shipping, less that the cost of the pickups and preamp. I have the original hardcase and it's used but still does the job, it has Schaller strap locks on it and I have the truss rod cover for it. Ask me any questions.