According to the research I've done the pre-Ernie Ball Cutlass II is the rarest production instrument MM ever made. 300 pieces total. The cutlass I came with a stingray body and the II came with a sabre body. Both used custom fiberglass necks. Everything else was identical to a stingray/sabre except that the bridge serial number indicated it was a cutlass. So it's the neck that's really the rare piece in the equation. This neck is very nice and was put on a replacement body before I got it. The body is dated 1988 and has the very rare trans teal finish in beautiful condition. Body date and pots all confirm 1988. As always, I'm sad to part with this but I'm moving and need to free up space and $$. It does all the things a sabre can do but with the special qualities a graphite neck can provide, offering very piano-like tones when desired, but also capable of tons of bottom-end power, growl, you name it. As Borat would say: Very Nice. It's in great shape functionally and cosmetically. There's a scratch on the back that's very shallow (see pic) that might buff out, otherwise very very clean. $1850 +shipping/best offer. Consider trades for quality mics or mic pres. Thanks.