I hope the pics do it justice but this is a beautiful bass. The sound is very unique, very warm, woody and acoustic to sound like an upright but with a lot more. Must be heard to be appreciated but the sound really has a feel to it. It uses Alvarez electronics (system 500) with a piezo pickup built under the bridge. Otherwise this is a solid-body bass. Near perfect, the only flaw is a few slight and almost imperceptible indentations from the zipper on the bottom. Comes with a Veilette custom-fit velvet lined gig bag and the original letter of ownership from Joe Veillette. $1400 shipped in the US - will consider a trade for a 5 string.