I got this bass in a recent trade with JediBass here on TB. It's a stunning example of the kind of quality workmanship that has made Lakland the success story that they are today. This is the sixth Joe Osborn 5 built by Dan Lakin back in 2001. The story I got was that this was hand picked by Dan for a friend and then sent to Michael Tobias for a little neck thinning front to back and nut width. It now has "Darryl Jones-like neck dimensions" so it plays really easy. It's finished in a beautiful creamy vintage white accented with a tortoise guard. The board is very rich grained rosewood with the classic Lakland maple dot inlays. The pickups are passive Lindy Fralin controlled by a traditional V/T - V/T stack knob plate. It weighs in at 9.7 lbs and sports factory Dunlop straplock buttons. For a vintage vibe passive 5 string it really doesn't get any better than this. It's a killer bass in almost mint condition. There are a couple of very minor dimple impressions on the body but if you didn't know they were there you would never notice them. There is absolutely no buckle rash or damage of any other kind. It's in much better condition than most basses that are sold as new. The bass comes with a really cool vintage style hard shell case that compliments the bass perfectly. It was made by MBT cases and I'm guessing this is what Lakland provided with their US made basses prior to having their own cases built by G&G. I just had a new nut installed and had the bass set up so it's in perfect playing condition and ready to lend itself to your own musical expressions. If you have ever wanted a US Joe Osborn 5 this is one you should seriously consider. SOLD!