Yep, this is #8 in the "Marilyn" series (chambered body 535). Specs: Water Cured Redwood* top, headstock lam, and trussrod cover. Chambered Alder body Maple neck Flamed and blistered Ebony fingerboard (you can see the diagonal waves in the pics if you look close) 24 frets 35" scale * As I learn about this stuff I see this wood sometimes also referred to as "Blackened Redwood", but I find that term to be pretty general, including everything from certain finishing techniques to the result of forest fires. Water Cured Redwood is the result of a VERY long natural process, much like, if not being, petrification. Some quotes from Joel... Well, I'm not currently interested in selling my other 535, but apparently, I've lucked my way into yet another extra special one (all MTD's are incredible tho, IMHO). I don't have the bass yet, but hopefully by Friday. If not, early next week. I'll do a review of it A/B'd with my "standard" 535 after I play with it a bit (see my Gear page for relatively poor pics of that one). Here's pics (so I get to keep it )... EDIT: I figure it's obvious, but those beautiful pictures were courtesy of The Groove Shoppe, where I got the bass. They were in enough of a hurry to get the pics I requested and still ship the bass out earlier than I expected, that they didn't have a chance to brand the pics. In all fairness, I need to get them the props they're due for them.