I'm a huge GNR fan and I just couldn't pass this up...I have no need for more guitars but I found a 1 year old Duff McKagan signature series Fender Jazz Special for $370 on Craigslist...dude threw in a hardshell case and a stand too. I went to meet him and it turns out to be Ron Schneider, the bassist from Slash's first band Tidus Sloan. He was also Steven Adler's drum tech during the Appetite tour. Ron told me the bass was a gift was Duff and Slash but he had too many and times were tough...I really enjoyed talking to him for a while and am excited to have this bass. It has a few MINOR body dings, most notably from the truss rod being adjusted at the base of the neck and the finishing getting crunched (apparently Duff's tech McBob set it up). I used to work for Geffen Records (GNR) and most recently RCA Records (VR) so we knew a lot of the same people. A cool addition to my collection with an even cooler story behind it.