If I'm reading the serial number correctly, this was produced in 1994 in the legendary Cort factory. I bought it because I love Ibanez basses, but at 9lbs, 11oz, this one is noticeably heavier than my newer ones, e.g. my SR1200e which is 2lbs lighter. For a younger man, probably not an issue. Anyway, it is in excellent condition, some fret wear commensurate with its age. The Ibanez vari-mid circuit is really good. I just restrung it with Aurora coated strings (45-65-85-105-125) and can include the uncoated rounds it came with. I'd entertain trades toward a lighter 5-string, leaning heavily toward Ibanez. Price includes the Ibanez case and shipping.