When buying a used bass, what would you say is "excellent condition"? I would expect some mild surface scratching, given the bass has probably been gigged & rehearsed with, but no dings or scratches which go through the finish. I just bought a bass mail order from a retailer who described the bass as in excellent condition. There's a ding on the front, and a scratch through the finish on the back. Now, if I'd known about these up front, I might not have cared too much. But I think these defects would be worth mentioning so I could make that judgement call in advance. Am I being too picky? Note this isn't about whether a bass should have dents or not. Of course they'll accumulate them over the years, nothing is perfect. My question is really regarding terminology used in selling used basses/guitars.