Here is a nearly new custom M2500. I'm the first owner. It's custom ordered with wood binding on the front and incredible blackburst finish. Body is Swamp Ash. I'd say it's easily a 9 out of 10. Could probably pass as new but since I've owned it for a few months let's call it used to be fair. Maybe just some light "swirling" that you get from cleaning the surface. No dents, dings etc. Case is in like-new condition as well. It's a deluxe hardshell wooden G&L case made to fit the bass. These things really do sound incredible. You can find my review here on TB if you search. Really nice instruments with nice necks. I really, really find it an awesome instrument. It's just that I've got an itch I'm trying to scratch. The quality is outstanding. G&L sure knows how to do their fit & finish and burst finishes. Love the preamp and 3-band eq on this thing. Here's some pics: [DEL]$1600[/DEL] $1500 shipped CONUS As for trades I'm interested only in 5 string instruments. If you have a Tobias Basic or Classic I'd be especially interested.