It is time to let go of my very prized Koa topped VW Monarch. The bass has a beautiful flamed Koa top and a really nice figured mahogany body. The headstock also is topped with Koa. The Monarch weights 9.2 pounds and balances like a Fodera should. I have the action set low but I'm sure that it can even go lower if you wanted. The gold hardware just works with this color of Koa. This bass was built in the middle of 2002. The Fodera teardrop case is in pristine condition. The only issues that I can find is that the semi-satin finish is a little glossy between the neck pickup and the end of the neck. It is really tough to see unless you hold it in the right light and at the right angle. I'm sure that this can be buffed to correct this. Also there is a small bump on the tail of the body close to the strap pin which I am sure that a decent luthier can minimize or eliminate. I will get a photo of that. [DEL]$6700[/DEL] $6450 shipped FedEx ground in the CONUS only. ABSOLUTELY no trades, please. Please bear with me in getting responses to PMs and posts here. My current job involves a really bad commute and I rarely have access to a computer that I am able to communicate with.