aqua, one nice gouge (size of my pinkie nail) on the back side of the top horn, (there when i bought it) best mwah i've played much, but i'm just a fretted, LIGHT 4/5 banging kinda guy. this bass has hardly been out of my house in the last 8 years. seriously. slight fret wear @ E/A 3rd fret it's gone for 7 bills outright w. ohsc, plus paypal and shipping OR make me a reasonable offer. currently strung w/ halfwounds, sounded Way BETTER w/ rounds--sang so much i heard every nuance of the wrong notes i played on it. horribly. it's gotsta go soon because my lakie HB is on the way - don't make me sell her on the bay!