I purchased this Sept. 6th at Alpha Audio Works in Mystic, CT. It's a small shop and they set up their instruments before putting them out. It was and still is set up very well. It has the strings it came with on it. It has never left my house. I bought it to see if I wanted to start playing bass again and I do. I'm selling this one because I bought another bass from another Tb'er. Since I only mess around at home, I don't need multiple basses. The Tributes are great basses for the money. I think they could get away with charging a little more for it. Volume, tone, and 3 way selector switch for the passive pick-up. It's a pretty hot pick-up and I think that's a plus. It sounds active compared to my jazz bass. Neck is smooth and fast. Still looks brand new. The little bit of bubbling to the right of the G string and the left of the pick-up you can see in the photos is just the plastic pick guard protection that I still haven't peeled off yet. Specs from G&L site SCALE: 34" PICKUPS: Leo Fender†-designed G&L MFD™ Magnetic Field Design humbucker made in Fullerton, California BODY WOOD: Basswood NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 1/2" NECK RADIUS: 12" NECK PROFILE: medium C FRETS: 21 medium jumbo, nickel TUNING KEYS: Traditional open-back BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock™ ELECTRONICS: 3-way series/split/parallel mini toggle, volume, tone $500 shipped CONUS (a little less if you want to pick-it up in central Massachusetts). I'll ship it in a gig bag in the box for protection.