This is a USA made MTD seven string bass. It was originally built for Rhonda Smith (bassist for Prince),but I purchased it in 2001. The sound is really phenomenal, honestly the best sounding bass I’ve ever heard, but it’s a little too large for my small hands. I have kept it for years without much play time because it really does sound so phenomenal. It has this gorgeous punch with a velvety rasp that is just stunning by itself or in a mix. The body is made of poplar, the top wood is curly maple, and the neck and fingerboard are wenge. This is my favorite wood combo of all the MTD’s I’ve ever tried. Incredible punch and articulation, as well as a gorgeous tone. I had a thinner nut made, and I also installed a slightly narrower bridge. I am including the original nut and original bridge. This bass has been lovingly kept in a smoke free home studio, and has only been out on a few dozen gigs at most. The creative play possible on this bass is just unbelievable. I honestly can’t imagine a better sounding instrument, and have never heard one, but I need to face the fact that I’m just not playing it. The action is low and the bass is incredibly easy to play. The neck was carved ultra slim front to back for Rhonda and with the compound radius, it really just melts into your left hand. Amazingly playable for a seven string bass. 35” scale Custom electronics and pick ups from Bill Bartolini Controls are Volume/Blend/Bass/Mid/Treble The mids are selectable at 1000/500/250 Hz with a three way switch. Buzz Feiten tuning system for precise intonation Mother of pearl front position markers added by Mike Tobias 9.4 lbs (!) Very lightweight!!! It is also listed on Reverb.com Here is a video of it in action: old strings but still sounds great!