The serial number dates this to 1996 or 1997. Before they went to the more orange finish, smaller string-thru ferrules & a narrower electronics cavity. The pickguard is a subtle "mint" color - looks white unless you really look close. Here's a shot of the back. A bit of ash grain makes it through the super thick finish. Note the large ferrules. (Ignore the roughed up neck in this picture - that's my '72 Tele neck.) The back of the headstock has one of those cool metallic "50th anniversary" badges. The narrow frets are in very good shape w/ a tiny bit of wear evident. I had my tech file them when he lowered the nut. The pickup is a Rio Grande "Muy Grande" with large 1/4" magnet poles. That helps the amplified sound a lot! I raised the center poles to match the fingerboard radius - that made a big difference toward getting an even string response. (The original MIJ pickup will also be included.) The wiring has been upgraded with CTS pots and an electrosocket/switchcraft jack: Overall the bass is in excellent condition. Not mint - I've had it on a few dozen gigs. Mostly slight scratches here & there - nothing drastic. (It's going to take a lot of gigging to wear through that finish!!) IMHO this is one of the hippest examples of a single-coil Precision bass you're going to find under $1K. I'm asking [DEL]$650, shipped CONUS[/DEL]. PayPal preferred - USPS money order is OK, too. I will include a cheap gig bag but for an extra [DEL]$75[/DEL] I will upgrade to an excellent condition US-made tweed case: EDIT: Today (April 20) only: $500 shipped CONUS, $50 for hardshell case upgrade. - I will close this thread tomorrow. Thanks for looking!