My first ever brand new bass came from the Fed Ex guy to my job today. I pulled it out of the box and it looks fantastic. I've had plenty of nice basses, but am about to make the plunge into trying to "make it" as a bassist, and this instrument is my gift to myself to use to make the dream come true. I got it from the Perfect Bass on clearance for a great price, and everyone there was a dream to work with. It's a black and maple, beautiful, resonant, and I can't wait to plug it in. Pictures coming tonight. So psyched!!!