Hey, everybody. I'm new around here, so if anyone's tired of answering questions, let me know gently I'm wanting to get a Musicman Stingray 4, and a guy I know offered to sell me his spare one for roughly 900 bux. It looks to be in great condition; has the hardshell case; has the 3 EQ (vol, bass, mid, treb). The neck is maple, which is what I wanted, but here's a dilemma. I was unaware that there were any other options for a Stingray other than maple and rosewood. Well, this one has a bird's eye maple neck with a rosewood fretboard. So here's my three questions. First of all, is the neck going to have that snappy sound of maple, or more the sound of rosewood? Secondly, what's the difference in maple and bird's eye maple? And thirdly, is 900 dollars a good deal for this bass? When I asked him how much a new one was, he thought roughly 1100. And the cheapest I've seen a Stingray 4 is 1200 on musician's friend, on up to 1800 on other sites. So I'm guessing that his has a few years on it. Thanks in advance for any help.