As much as I want to love this bass, it just isn't happening. The sound is awesome, looks great, but when I do a 4 hour gig and my right forearm is cramping up and my hand is going to sleep... I gotta stop. The ergonomics that make it look so cool make it virtually impossible for me to play comfortably, so bad hands and all... this needs a new home and I need to make a trade. This bass has 4 gigs on it, so it is virtually new. It came set up with Lakland flats and I would not change a thing about it. I will ship it in a gig bag and well protected. Trade interests: Duck Dunn, Glaub, 44-01, 44-02 I prefer a maple board, but make me an offer with what you have... you never know!!! Sale price is $975 shipped to the lower 48 only. No international sales, so please dont ask. Paypal is preferred. ... and the pickguard is not dull, I just have not yet removed the plastic protective film.