Just put this together and am stoked about the results. I want to put another one together with some different options so I thought I'd see what kind of interest there was in this one. They make it super easy. My original kit was ordered with a 5 pc maple/walnut/maple board neck but I picked up this Carvin neck from LAG and kept the maple neck for my next project. I had a local guy solder the wires and set it up but I did the rest. I'm not a luthier but I'm totally thrilled with the results. Especially the sound. If I want a Marcus, Jaco or any other sound I find it in this bass. THE WEIGHT Less than 8.50 lbs (even with the heavy duty Carvin bridge and 2 nine volt batteries) I call it Strawberries N Cream. *****$675 shipped conus One piece Ash body in Strawberry Red Rosewood FB and knobs Cream covered pickups/truss rod cover H50 hum canceling pickups(and I'm glad I went this route) Vol-Vol-Tone(p/p)-Stacked Bass/Treble 34" scale The parts for this cost more than what I'm asking. The thing on the cover plate is where the plastic is still on there. An awesome playing and sounding instrument. Great B string.