This is a great bass but fretless plus 5 string is too much for me. I had the frets taken out about 1 year ago. I think that the guy did a great job but please note - I play my basses. This is NOT a 'collectors' bass; it has little imperfections here and there. All cosmetic (some "buckle rash" on the back and things of that nature). Neck is nice, action is low. Pickups can be switched between Active & Passive (stock electronics - to me, they sound great. Lots of tone options for sure). I have more pictures and will take any specific pictures and/or answer all questions. As far as cases, I have a beat to crap Carvin hard shell that will protect it but really is garbage. Does have latches (2 original, 1 replacement) and a handle to carry. I am open to trades - actually would prefer a trade. Not interested in Squires, MIM's. Definitely am looking for MIA Jazz (possibly MIJ). I am lefty, so .... duh nothing right handed please. As far as cash, I am thinking around $750 but am open minded. If you are interested in the bass, let's talk.