I am communicating with Mike T. about wood combos for a new 535 build. I have been trying as many as I can. At present I'm buying pre-owned basses one at a time, trying them and then re-selling for the same price. I bought this one from a TBer. It's a very lightweight 535 - rosewood top on alder body with maple neck and BEM fretboard. In past for sale posts by previous owners the weight has been listed at 8 lbs 4 oz and 8 lbs 6 oz. I don't have a good scale. I'm going to use a link to a past sale post for the excellent pics and because it contains an important disclosure about the bass. I played it on several gigs and have moved on to other wood combos. I paid a little more for it than the asking price of $3200 in this year old post http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/fs-mtd-535-24-8-6-lb-stunner-915300-print/ but I'm going back to that price since it will enable me to cover my latest purchase (from Glenn at ABT). So $3200 + shipping CONUS.