SOLD... a pristine sapphire black n' maple Big Al 5H with case. This BAD BOY weighs in at a middleweight 9lbs. 6 ozs. The bass is super clean... no scratches, dents, dings, or chips. The pickguard shows a little bit of playing wear. The maple fret board has a little bit of "color" starting to show. I always play with clean hands... but you know those raw maple boards. The case looks very, very good... but has a small split in one of the corners. The bass has never left my home so it must have happened in shipping. I didn't notice it until I had the bass for over a month. I've owned five Big Al basses and this one has been my favorite. In fact it was created from two Big Als. It originally had a rosewood board but in a transaction with another TBer I swapped it out for the maple board neck. It's a fantastic match as this bass is truly a "StingRay on steroids." It's currently strung with Circle K Balanced 136 Nickel Rounds and it's a fantastic playing bass. I've decided to pursue my Bongo GAS and something has to go.