Price is negotiable. This is a fairly good beginner bass, and other than the pups it isn't all that bad. It plays fairly well with medium action, which you may afford to lower if you have a light touch. Transparent Red is the finish... NOTE: I have modified the controls slightly: I've added a switch bypassing the volume pots so you get both pups full on, but keep your tone knob. Wear from playing under strings at base of neck, schaller straplocks on and included.