There's a shop about 20 minutes from my house that has a Teal colored USA Precision bass with a maple board. It's brand new, but being sort of a rural area, it's possible it's as old as 5 years. It has to be at least 3 yrs because it doesn't have the S1 switching and I haven't seen that light teal color in the Fender American color chart for awhile. Anyway, his tag says $699, and that includes a Fender hardshell case. I looked hard at that thing and couldn't find one imperfection. I know the guy, it's a "mom & pop" estavlishment and he is anal about his guitars. I aleays ask for his rag after handling guitars because I can tell he wipes them all down every day. Now I need another P bass like I need another hole in my head, but on the other hand, it's alder with a maple board, (my Bob Glaub is ash with a rosewood board strung with TI flats), I could string it with stainless rounds and have another P bass voice Guys...talk me out of it. You don't see that very often, I mean the price is not that great, but on the other hand, the Hwy. 1 basses are that price! Talk me out of it!!! Mitch P.S. You know...I need to spend more time practicing, and less time looking at gear and posting my GAS on TB!!!