wow! it was really nice. it was a dark green (refin.) it was originally lake placid blue!!!! there was some where the paint wore through. it played really nice. every penny they charge is worth it i say! it weighed less than my new MIA jazz. they played both just as nice. (my jazz bass is the nicest one i have ever played. it is one of those gems. they did let a few good ones out.) and the guy builds basses too! steve i asked but there was no chance of trading my bass for his. damn!