I bought this from Reverend in 11/05 when they put a final group of basses for sale that had been demos, repairs, new finishes etc. this neck has a factory repair on the back (as shown)--looks like a small area filled w/ epoxy. You can't feel it while playing. compared to my earlier 'fish, this has a premium heavier duty bridge and the pups have adjustable pole pieces. in very good used condition.