This bass was bought new in '03 from Bass Central. I am the second owner, though, Ive only had it for 2 weeks. Below are the features and the price. Emperor Deluxe 5 ( Set Neck ) Buckeye Burl Top Mahogany Body 3 piece Maple neck with E. Indian Rosewood Board 24 frets/35 inch scale Black Hardware Aero/Fodera Dual Coil Humbuckers Pope 3 band Preamp Used Case ( Case not considered in price) This bass is in 9 out of 10 condition, with no scratches, dings, or dents. Bass will be setup to your specs with new strings of your choice before shipping. New List price= $6250 Dealer discount price= $5200 My price= $4500 If you have been looking for one of these basses with this rare wood and Fodera quality, here is your chance to score one for a couple of grand less. Buyer pays shipping and I will cover the insurance. Buyer must prepay with U.S.P.S. money orders only. I will accept PayPal if you agree to the 3% upcharge to cover their part. No trades! No overseas sales...PERIOD! And most certainly no, I have a client that owes me money, he will pay you 3 times what you are asking with a certified bank check...blah, blah, blah...that scam is soooo old, and people are still trying to do it. Nope, just American dollars for an awesome, hand built American bass. I have many online sales references, even as recent as last week, so feel secure that you are doing business with a trustworthy individual. Pics by request, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.