Time to try this again. Back on the block. Metro Ultra-Vintage model. Natural finish, swamp ash body, maple neck w/black blocks & binding. No VTC. Purchased new in 10/07 (still have receipts, etc.). The original Sadowsky softcase is included and dunlop straplocks have been installed. http://s1019.photobucket.com/albums/af319/davidcfitz/ Overall, it's in great shape. Most people who would seriously consider buying this bass probably already know that the Sadowsky tone is to die for!! If I didn't have another Sadowsky I could never let it go. During the two years I have owned this bass, I have never felt the need to adjust the action or the neck, so it still has the factory setup. The only brand of strings this bass has ever seen are Sadowsky's (SBN45's). The disclaimers: The pickguard has some scratches from normal use, mainly where I use the pickup for a thumb-rest. The headstock has bounced off a few cymbals but where it's not a painted headstock it hardly seems worth mentioning. There is also a very tiny ding in the upper rear body, which because of the natural finish, was difficult to photograph. I've tried my best to capture everything in the pictures. This Sadowsky model now sells for $2595 new. I feel obligated to mention that it appears Sadowsky now includes VTC as standard with this model and as stated above, mine does not have VTC. I just want to be clear on that so as not to mislead anyone about what they are getting. I'll string it up with a new set of Sadowsky SBN45's. Edit: I put a downpayment on a Rickenbacker which I was hoping to trade for, so the trade option is no longer applicable. For sale only. It was a long shot anyway as most Ric owners can't part with them. I now need to move this Sadowsky to get the Ric out of the shop, so this will be my last price reduction before I try eBay. I'll ship for free. Will ship to 48 continental U.S. only. PayPal accepted. PM me if interested. Steal this bass for $1550 shipped!!