You read it right. SOLID GABOON EBONY Custom 5-String P-Bass Style Bass Guitar - 1 of 1 | eBay "Black Maria" This auction is for a custom, hand built left-handed bass guitar made for my private collection. I build fewer than two guitars per year for select musicians. This one (named Black Maria) was made specifically for myself and recording sessions. Every instrument I build are made with the best materials and no short cuts are taken. This instrument has not been played by anyone other than me in recording sessions. It has never traveled or been played at shows. I will not make another like this one as it was the toughest I have ever built. Gaboon ebony is extremely dense and difficult to work with. With that said, this has been an absolutely amazing instrument for me. But, it's time for me to move on to other projects. The back cover has been drilled and tapped, but comes unattached. It has been kept in a climate-controlled environment for the past year but has not been intonated in that time due to other projects. The reserve for a 1-of-1 custom piece like this is extremely reasonable. Here is information on the bass: GUITAR SPECS SOLID GABOON EBONY. This is not cheap wood layered with gaboon ebony. This is 100% SOLID gaboon ebony from top to bottom. 16lb One-piece SOLID gaboon ebony with gaboon ebony fretboard 24 fret 5-string bass Left-handed lefty LH Body and neck machined in P-Bass style by Warmoth Fully floating tremolo bridge Solid nickel nut 100% blacked out hardware Classic fender knobs Bartolini active electronics - bass, mid, and treble controls, volume, and pickup selection Bartolini pickups 100% copper-encased lining on electronics pocket Fully grounded quick release guitar strap latches lined protective hard case TONAL QUALITY This is absolutely the most phenomenal bass guitar I have ever played. The solid gaboon ebony body produces the sharpest frequencies of any guitar in the world. Even down to the open B every note is razor sharp. The solid nickel nut allows for unparalleled sustain. This bass will hold a note longer than you can hold your breath. 24-fret neck allows for a full range and no limits to what you can play. The electronics are crystal clear. This bass is not trebely and responds strongly to quality equipment. This is not an amateur bass. THIS BASS WILL NOT BE REPRODUCED, SO PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO MAKE ANOTHER. THIS WAS UNBELIEVABLY DIFFICULT TO MANUFACTURE AND PERFECT. I WILL NOT BE MAKING ANY MORE OF THESE. Although I make personal instruments for a select number of musicians, this one was a 1-of-1 project for my private collection. This item has a fixed shipping price of $50 and will not be shipped outside the continental U.S. no exceptions. Thank you for reading.