Just bought another bass, EM-1 from Music 123, they are selling them for 850.00 bucks plus 130 for shipping. Just email them and tell them that musicians friend is offering the same bass for 899 plus 92 shipping and they will beat the price instantly. By the way this is the new light brown finish, with no damn nitro cellulose on the fingerboard. Great sounding plywoods. Just thought I would pass a deal on to other bassists.