I got this bass from a friend who bought it thinking he would learn to play, and never really did. Consequently, this bass is next to new, easily a 9.8 out of 10, and in better condition than any of the basses on the rack at the store! It has a Ric-esque body, a perfect setup, a straight neck, low action, and sounds great in both active and passive mode. Gorgeous cream binding on the maple neck and ash body, and black inlays. This can be strung through the body or neck. The fret finishing is absolutely first rate on this Korean made instrument. The frets are shiny with zero wear, and the fret ends are smooth. The bass is first quality, not a refurb. The 004 was replaced by the Stargazer, which is very similar, but lacks an active/passive switch, and has a pickguard and a rosewood neck. The all-black 004 is classier, IMHO! I'll sell this for $475, shipped in CONUS, payment via Paypal. It will ship in a FREE bonus hard case (old school Tolex covered wood-gets the job done, but won't win a beauty contest). PM your email if you would like it and I will send a Paypal invoice. Check out my stellar feedback! No trades, please.