I'm reluctantly putting my NYC Fodera up for sale. It's in excellent condition and the tone cuts. The back pickup is killer! This bass was one of the early NYC's. It was originally featured on the Fodera Website. There was a Teal, Red, and All Natural bass that they had featured, if any of you guys remember that. Here's the link to the site where you can see it: http://www.fodera.com/nyc/empire.html Here are the specs: Ash Body with Quilted Maple Top Maple Neck Maple Fingerboard 35" scale Pope two band pre Active/Passive switch Black Hardware Fodera Hard Shell Case Controls: Volume/Tone, pickup pan, bass, treble. Link to PICS: http://s877.photobucket.com/albums/ab337/mdfreeze/Fodera NYC Empire/ This bass is really in amazing condition. There is only one small spot that I notice, but its not on the top. It's right on the top edge of the body where the maple top meets the ash body. It's very tiny, about the size of the tip of a mechanical pencil. I tried to photo it, but you can see that it didn't come out too well. Nothing else that I really notice though. There are a few tiny "buckle" rashes on the back, but you have to hold it in the light just right to see it. Lastly, one tiny indentation on the top side of the neck at about the second fret. I never feel it, but I need to let you know that it is there. For being played so much I can't believe it's still in this good of shape. I currently have it strung E-C. I did not however do any shims because I wanted the option of switching it over easily back to B-G, because the low B is killer with the 35" Scale. $2400 Shipped in Continental US. If there's anything I didn't answer for you already, please do let me know and I'll update the post as well. Thanks!