This is one bass where Ibanez got it right. The neck profile is like a standard jazz a opposed to the standard thin Ibanez neck. The pickup is placed in the 'sweet spot' vs the closer to the bridge. This gives it a lot more punch and low end from the humbucker. This is a great bass for the beginner or working musician. Made in Korea - which is better than the Indonesian made models 3 piece Maple neck Soft Maple body 24 medium frets Rosewood fret board B100 bridge PFR-AL4N Super high-output full-range pickup Pearl Dot Inlay Ibanez preamp Thanks for looking!