I am redoing my previous post with new pics and a better description. MTD (Michael Tobias Design) Grendel 5 String Fretted Bass -Asymmetrical Maple Neck -Wenge Fretboard with zero fret -35" scale -8.5 lbs weigh -1 7/8" @ Nut; 3" @ last fret -Body: AAA Flame Maple top over select Poplar with a Cherry Red finish and Matching Headstock Face to Body -MTD logo done in Mother of Pearl -Bartolini Single Coil Pickups -Bartolini Pre-Amp. (Custom, look below for description) -All Black hardware - Pull-Pop out 9v battery compartment-no screw necessary! - Hipshot bridge - D-tuner **"MTD introduces a handcrafted line of basses manufactured under Michael Tobias' supervision in Prague. Twenty-Five years of bass building experience was drawn upon in the design and production of the new Grendel basses. The result is a bass with MTD's signature playability and sound. Grendel models include many innovative design features like MTD's exclusive bolt-on neck design that are found on MTD's hand-made US models. MTD however does not sacrifice quality for price as these models feature many custom-designed parts by Bartolini, Hipshot, and MTD. MTD Grendel basses feature an ergonomically carved body with a figured Maple top. The bolt-on neck is Eastern Hard Rock Maple with a two octave wenge fingerboard and a relieved neck heel for a "neck-through" feel. The pickups and electronics are custom-made by Bill Bartolini. Electronics: The controls have been converted by Mike Lull for 3 band pre with a bypass switch for passive with a tone knob like and old fender jazz. It's cool because you can have a classic jazz sound or a more modern sound. Bartolini jazz pups and pre. I have had this bass for only a short time, about 3 months, and it has hardly been played. Needles to say it is in great condition with everything in working order. I have decided to get rid of all my 5 string basses and just sticking with 4's. I'm not looking to trade as I have all the basses I need. The bass will come with a padded gig bag. If you have any questions just ask. I am looking to get $750 shipped in the US but will entertain reasonable offers.