Im so exited about this one...It sounds great..the pickups and bridge make the bass sound amazing. Fender really did get Mikes tone into these basses. The hardware is all great, but I have to be truthfull that the fret job was a little sloppy. By all means this bass is still very playable. Mine is in black, and I got it at my local music store for $550 new. I will post pics when I get home..Im at my friends house right now. Im really happy with this one guys.