Due to a need for some cash fairly quickly, I'm forced to sell one of my two "perfect" basses ... For sale is my Skjold Stage 4, purchased here on TalkBass from jmb7183 and previously owned by Tombowlus and Vic (I believe). Four-string, bird's eye maple fretboard, three-piece maple neck with graphite reinforcement, superb and glossy silver finish, with a rare (in the U.S.) and seriously phat Delano MM pickup and an exotic-wood thumbrest. It's in mint condition and comes with a gig bag. Despite its 35" scale, this bass has the single most comfortable neck I've ever put my hands on (and the bird's eye maple is sooo pretty). And the Delano is unbelievably wide in its tonal variations despite its placement near the bass' bridge. It can seriously sound almost as fat and poofy as a P-bass, but (of course) as growly and authoritative as an EBMM. I really don't want to sell this bass; it's a keeper. But the cash needs on my part are unavoidable and needed quickly. And I REALLY don't want to have to offer up my other bass, a Zon 4. The Skjold is SOLD!!! . If you've been curious about Skjolds but can't swing big bucks to try even a used one out, this one's for you.