Hi, This is a MINT USA G&L L1500 with a like new G&L hard case. It has a quartersawn #8 neck that has a deep, rich gun oil tinted gloss coat. The color is an interesting dark metallic blue. 8.75 lbs. The bass plays great and has the sweet tones you expect from a L1500. As for trades, Id be interested in a Gibson Les Paul Special guitar, G&L basses or guitars, a Mesa Boogie guitar amp. $950 shipped.