...and its sweet!!! Black w/maple fretboard,,, low action,,, thin neck and superb playability!! Sound-wise it has a better B string than anything I've played except for an MTD 535,, but its pretty much equal with that too!! It's got somewhat of a passive MM vibe going,, with more clarity and snap thanks to the 35" scale and the maple neck. This is my first 5,, but it almost seems natural thanks to the easy playability. I got this bass for WAAY under $500,, its better than most basses I've ever played!! And I don't even mind the pickguard!!!! ok,, I'm off to play it more!!!