This Hofner is in excellent cond and plays perfectly.The CT series basses use the same German made Hofner staple and toaster style pickups most German built basses use. Hofner Contemporary series basses come with round strings and black knobs rather than the traditional German flat wound strings and tea cup knobs. The addition of flat wound strings will make CT basses sound very similar to a German bass. This bass has flats. CT series bases also have side dot markers on the binding which appeals to many players. CT basses are made in Asia in a Hofner approved factory which adheres to strict Hofner quality standards. They use automation and modern construction techniques designed to enhance quality and lower cost. The CT bass is priced between the IgNition series and the German built .Includes gig bag. Buyer to pay shipping.