Below is from the Bass Central site where I purchased it from in March this year. At that time I paid $3344.00. The price has gone up since then as these basses are in demand. The description below is the bass up for sale. Attached below are two pics from the BC site as well. Roscoe SKB 3006 Black-Gold Stain Exhibition Grade Quilt Maple Top Over Swamp Ash Body, Maple/Purpleheart Neck w/Bird's Eye Maple Fingerboard, Bartolini Humbuckers & Audere 4 -Band EQ, DiamondWood Nut, Black Hardware, Case. $5195/Sale $3896 Delivered! In July I ordered and had installed the Glockeklang preamp ($140.00 + $100.00 pro install) which has totally transformed the sound of the bass and opened it up. I will send the Audere preamp with the bass. You will have 2 preamps to choose from. PRICE DROP $2200.00 BUYER PAYS S&H NO Paypal. Personal check, USPS money orders, cashiers check. All will clear before shipping. CONUS only. Trades: 5 Strings only. Lakland 55-94 Roscoe 5 Sadowsky 5 Others will be considered.[/B] There are two issues to mention. On the tuning posts the gold plating began to flake off in small bits. I made contact with Gard at Roscoe who made contact with Hipshot. Within just a few days I had a new set of tuners at my door. We discussed and I opted for black posts on the tuners instead of gold. IMHO they look much better. Now just a couple of days ago I noticed that the gold plating on the saddles is beginning to do the same thing. Once again I made contact with Gard who is making contact with Hipshot. I can only expect the same professional and courteous response. I will post the before and after pics later today.