Good to see actual specs and pics. Case included is well worth the $1k price tag if that's actually the MAP price. IMO they hit it out of the park. The pickguard, neck profile, and nut width are all personal preference and I think they went for a happy medium. The real sleeper appointments are the coil-tap and maple neck. The maple will help with any fears of the headstock and the coil-tap will knock any assumptions that it only does dark sounds. Classy looking bass. IMO I'm glad the pg is that big so you can swap out pickups without visibly defacing the body.