(it's january 25, 2016 and i've recently been inspired to sell this bass again, after not doing anything for over a year and letting my supporting membership in talkbass lapse . i am ready to place it on ebay in a couple of months if i don't sell it through talkbass. thanks for looking) serial #: 4739 body wood: alder neck wood: 5 piece maple fingerboard: pau ferro (with block inlays) color: chrome blue (with matching headstock) pickups: SF5 pre-amp: glockenklang weight: 7 lbs 14 oz. white perloid pick guard (custom shaped & made by sheldon (dingwall)) skb 44 hardshell case (which was custom fitted for this very bass; it cost me $220 to get the case custom fitted) this exceptional instrument is a work of art, a thing of beauty; it turns heads; it is SO cool looking. i am the original owner; took possession in october, 2012. i have babied this instrument; i don't think there is a blemish or a scratch anywhere on it. so it is in mint/like new condition. it has never had any issues; it has worked perfectly from day 1. it is set up perfectly, plays so easily, sounds so good. i have never liked the way the chrome control plates look on Jazz basses, so i asked sheldon (dingwall) to make an "extended" pickguard that eliminated the need for the chrome control plate. the photos will show you what i am talking about. the skb 44 case is an approximately $100 value and in addition to that i spent $220 to get it custom fitted for this very bass. the case is in great shape. to view photos of this very bass on-line, please click on this link (or paste in your browser)(one of the photos is one the dingwall shop took before shipping it out): Dingwall Super J 4 Active i am pretty firm in my price; i want to clear at least $3000 after packing, insurance, shipping and any possible paypal fee. i live in the baltimore, maryland area. zip code 21093. feel free to call or text: 410-456-7872.