I've realized G&L's really aren't my thing, but this is still a really nice bass. Ash body, natural gloss finish, maple fingerboard. I've had the frets professionally dressed by a very good local guy, and it's strung up with brand new DR Hi-beams. It plays real clean with a very straight neck and low action. It has a tiny bit of player wear and finish scratches but no dings or dents. Also, currently there is some japanese writing on the electronics cover that translates to "Japan Tour 2006" but I'm going to try to replace the cover and keep it for myself. $400 shipped, comes with a G&L gigbag and documentation.