Cool Alembic Epic 4 string fretless basses. Not too often that you see an Alembic fretless. This one has a mahogany body, and bubinga (I'm pretty sure) top, with an ebony board that was treated by the excellent HG Thor, who did a fantastic epoxy finish on it. If you don't know about HG Thor's epoxy treatments, check out his website (http://www.woodwiz.com/epoxy/), and please note that he has a 2+ year waitlist b/c his epoxy treatment is in high demand, not to mention the fact that it's $$$ to have it done. This bass has a serial #98W7910, which I think makes it a 1998 bass. There is one issue with the bass that requires explanation. The original owner of the bass had dropped the bass in some way that put 2 small cracks in the neck, in 1999 or so. This was immediately repaired by a well-known luthier in Kentucky (forgot the name). Obviously, I was concerned about this neck being an issue, and so I had it very thoroughly checked out, both by a highly respected local luthier (John Thurston, Catonsville, MD) and then also by HG Thor before he did the epoxy job. Both luthiers assured me that whoever repaired the cracks did an expert job, and that the necks were going to be absolutely stable. I have owned the bass for several years now, and have had zero issues. In fact, now that I've had the epoxy finish applied, the bass has been my most stable. The bass is otherwise in great condition. Has signs of wear, but just looks, feels, plays, and sounds great. $1100 + shipping (this is a ridiculous price). Will be professionally packed and ship in gig bag. Will consider all offers.