You can read about this on the Hotwire Basses website. It's under CUSTOM and is called "The Midnite Special." Made in Germany. This one's been around TB a few times, i.e. SMASH, davidwilson and myself. It's a very unique bass with an extremely narrow, fast neck and tiny frets. The preamp is quite versatile (Hardy-Kurandt, I believe). The addition of a passive tone control is a nice touch. Bass is quite light; around 7.5 lbs. on my digital bathroom scale. I have a 6 lb. Hanewinckel 4 that suits me better, otherwise, I'd be hanging on to this. Price considerably cheaper than what's been offered before around here. Comes in a Protec hard case and price includes shipping via UPS Ground in the mainland USA only. Paypal OK.