I am looking to trade or sell my Jaco (fretted) jazz bass for a Sadowsky (Metro) RV5 in Olympic White (no other colors/woods desired). It doesn't matter if it has VTC -- I can add that easily. I don't need a case either, but will take it if it is for free. Outright sale: [DEL]$1400 shipped[/DEL] $1300 shipped USPS money order (or trade for Sadowsky RV5 plus cash on my end). [Please do not PM me about ANY other trades. I'm serious! I don't want anything else. Not your random MusicMac Bongo, and not your Demeter preamp! I'm sure it's the cat's meow to you, but I simply do not want anything else besides the aforementioned Sadowsky. Sorry to be so jerkish about it, but I get 50+ PMs about the most random crap every time I add "FT" to the thread's title -- it's like people see the "FT" thing and then riffle through their gear to see what they don't want, in the hopes that the OP will take that random mess as payment? What the heck broski??] ... Weight is 9.2 lbs on my bathroom scale History I bought this bass about 5 months ago from the original owner, who purchased it in 1997 and gigged it as his primary bass for 14 years! The Jaco Reissues came out that year (I think) and were offered in fretless and fretted version. This is the fretted version. It is essentially the same as any other "reissue" (/"American Series", "American Vintage") Jazz, except that this one has a special "Jaco" neck plate and a black tolex G&G OHSC. That and the Jaco reissues have the VVT control setup as stock, as Jaco did on his own '62 Jazz. Condition Plenty of mojo on the puppy. But it is not a "relic" bass, that is for sure! As the pictures will show, there are some dings on the bass here and there, and the metal hardware has acquired a nice patina to it. Also, the back of the neck has been completely worn through to the wood. It has a VERY fast feel! It's better than satin poly or satin nitro for sure. All the vintage-ing/mojo is 100% true to life wear -- this is NOT a relic job! All of the electronics are scratch free and I have not had to mess with any of it. Currently has 105-45 DR Lo-Rider Nickel rounds that are about 50% dead. I like a little thump, so I haven't soaked them in EtOH yet, and probably won't unless I have another gig with this bass. Playability/Tone The action is setup low-medium. Not super low, but if you dig in really hard of course you can make it buzz. I play with a pretty light touch so I don't really dig in. Tone wise it sounds like a vintage Jazz bass! ha! There is not much more one can say about that. I do believe the wood combo/age of the wood helps out too. Includes The bass and the original G&G black tolex HSC, and the original Pickguard. *Note that all of the pictures have a custom Pickguardian guard that Tony made me installed. I wanted a more "red" guard than what Fender has been issuing in the past 20 years, and the Pickguardian one is the closest I've seen to 60's Fender nitro tort. It will be for sale separately, but we can always work something out if you want both guards or just one or the other. Pictures Here is a non-flash pic of the two pickguards together. You can see how much more red the Pickguardian one is than the Fender 'brown' guard. And here is a flash version of the above shot. The original owner did not have the keys to the case, so I certainly can't include them in this sale!