Up for trade is a FGN EMJ5-AL-R Expert Series Mighty Jazz 5-String from the FujiGen in A+ condition (it is spotless other than a couple of tiny impressions in the clear coat that are extremely difficult for me to photograph), with a really nice OHSC. I adore this bass, but it is more than I can handle due to spinal damage/surgery. This should not to be confused with the Standard or Classic models from FujiGen, which are very nice instruments, but definitely not in the same league as this bass! The Expert models (which you can recognize from the off-set mother of pearl bar inlays) are much more expensive instruments and are very uncommon outside of Japan. New ones shipped from Japan seem to be going for $2,300-$2,800 right now. The build quality of the bass is exceptional, it sounds great and it feels wonderful (it’s got immaculately rounded and polished fret ends and softly rolled/burnished fretboard edges). It is as good as any production bass I have seen, and it is on par with many of the high dollar boutique basses out there. I would choose it over the Fender Custom Shop basses I have played. Here is a three-part video from Garth Fielding on this exact model if you want more info: *https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=2ahUKEwihg-Dkk4viAhXhQ98KHbDHCSQQwqsBMAF6BAgIEAg&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byTs7THpVBI&usg=AOvVaw0fgJLBlTdAXci4_P_BE2B0 *https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=3&ved=2ahUKEwihg-Dkk4viAhXhQ98KHbDHCSQQwqsBMAJ6BAgIEAs&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isHVJOWxr8s&usg=AOvVaw2k8515Ds_evR2MfYmv8ELY *https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwihg-Dkk4viAhXhQ98KHbDHCSQQwqsBMAB6BAgIEAU&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SOstd_SKJo&usg=AOvVaw00Tmd2ELvNZAAH9bFNm_aU Specifications: Alder body Maple U-Shape Neck 1.9” width at the nut 20mm string spacing at the bridge Rosewood Fingerboard 34" Scale 22 Medium Jumbo Frets C.F.S./Circle Fretting System (see explanation below*) GOTOH GB-11W Tuners FGN FGBB-4 High-Mass Bridge w/19mm spacing FGN MJ-1n Neck Pickup FGN MJ-1b Bridge Pickup Volume/Volume/Tone Fujigen Hard Case and Fret Protector 10.2 lbs *The Circle Fretting System is VERY cool. The frets are almost imperceptibly curved (the fret ends curve away from the headstock) such that each string intersects all of the frets at exact right angles, which minimizes the contact surface and allows for improved pitch accuracy, intonation, sustain and harmonics. I am open to a wide variety of trades. Most interested in 5-strings and medium/short scale, but feel free to run anything you want by me. The worst that can happen is a polite “No, but thanks for the offer.” I can trade =/+/- cash as needed. I’m thinking of the trade value on my bass as $1k, but it really just depends on how excited I am about the bass that’s offered. If you want to propose a trade, please do it by sending me a PM. If you have a question or comment about the bass itself, feel free to post it in this thread. Thanks for looking!