Great guitar for a bargain price. These were made in Japan during the time when Fender had no US plant. This has no whammy bar and I've cranked the whammy down. I don't use them. Has a battered hardshell case that did it's job well. I hope to sell this locally and avoid the hardship of packing. I will consider trading for a similar Fender P bass of Japanese manufacture. I'm mere minutes from rt 80 exit 37.