It arrived yesterday afternoon and it is sweet! Five string with a maple neck and koa body sides. I got the two J-style H50N stacked humbuckers. Workmanship is beautiful. Not a thing out of place, frets are nicely polished, control cavity is well shielded, perfect! I've only played it for about an hour. Sound seems good. I perfer the "soloed bridge J-stlye pickup sound" and the Carvin does it well. One complaint is the strings. I don't like them at all, so I plan on slapping a new set on today. They are too heavy for my taste and way too bright. I perfer a light gauge with a smoother top end. Also, I would have perfered a darker, more figured piece of koa but I guess that is the risk you take when buying sight unseen. It's still a beautiful bass and I'm am very proud to own it. I will send pictures as soon as I get a chance and report more on the sound and setup when I get some better strings.