This was the golden age of Fender's American Deluxe IMO. Super rare blueburst with maple board and orig aged pearl pg. 9v active pre, Dlx tuners, string-thru Amer Dlx bridge etc. The orig Dlx HS case is blue-lined, blue label with luggage latches, clean and solid and includes orig candy. I believe Elderly Instruments did a fret level, as they show no wear. Setup beautifully with a new set of Cirrus strings. Now it's a 1997, all original, so there is some minor rust pitting on the hardware, and the usual swirls and light scratches from normal play wear but nothing bad or ugly. This a clean and well-kept classic Amer Dlx P bass. A blue-eyed blonde that sounds as good as it looks! These had the carbon rods, so the neck is very stable. I loved the color scheme and bought it as an investment a couple years ago and I believe I am the 2nd owner. It has never left my home studio since arriving.