Awhile back I started a thread talking about how I had smaller hands but had learned that I liked bigger necks on my basses. My four string basses had always had jazz style necks before and I had pretty much ignored precisions. I have a couple of 5 strings that I am able to handle ok so with my new found love of big necks I jumped off the deep end and purchased a Fender American Standard 5 string precision from a fellow TBer. It was pristine and I got it for a very good price. Only problem was the neck was too big! It was wearing my hand out trying to play that thing! I don't have a Guitar Center in my town but I was going to the big city yesterday so I took the 5 string P with me and stopped at Guitar Center. I had had a couple of other trade in offers locally that had me losing a lot of money so I wasn't holding my breath. Hanging on the wall way up high they had three MIA standard P basses. A white one, a black one and....que the spotlight and the heavenly choir.... a sunburst with tort pickguard. I had them get the burst one down for me and plugged it in. I played a few minutes and I knew this was what I had been searching for. With all the GC horror stories I have heard on TB I was surprised that this one was set up with a fairly low action and was very close to being in tune. I turned it over and looked at the serial number which started with Z7 Had this thing been hanging on the wall at GC since 2007 or 2008? There was not a mark or scratch on it. Perfect! Had it been waiting just for me? I took it to the counter and they made a decent offer on my 5 string and with the 15% off for trading in it was like getting and extra $180 for my trade so I took it home with me. Three cheers for Guitar Center Independence, MO. Here's a couple of pics. I haven't even pulled the new sticker of of it yet.