Ok,technically it came in last week, but I didn't get a chance to post it until now. Picked it up for a pretty reasonable price. Seller said it was "near mint" and I'd say that's fairly accurate. The clear coat finish is in very good shape, no real nicks or dents or anything. Frets are in really good shape. Electronics no problems. When it came in, there was way too much relief in the neck and the action was just barely on the edge of playable. I tightened about 3/4 of a turn on the truss rod, lowered each saddle WAY down and kind of got the intonation close. Need to do a pass with a better tuner than my clip on now. The tone on this thing is not quite what I was expecting, but it's actually really good. It's got a fairly natural sounding piano tone kind of thing going on. It's actually fairly balanced across the tonal spectrum. So far my favorite is the bridge solo'd with the EQ flat on the bass. Through my Genz Benz 210T it's very modern sounding, but through my EVM 15B Pro (the 400 watt version, with response up to 4 or 5k) it can sound really organic and old school. So it really depends on the midrange EQ you give it. TOTALLY different character than my Yamaha BB415, which is a lot more low midsy, and is overall more in the vintage P/J neighborhood. I was worried after I paid for it about the weight, but it turns out to not be particularly heavy, and the long upper horn keeps it nicely balanced and very comfortable overall. Anyway, looking on Carvin Museum, this would have been about a $1200 order in 93 or 94 when it was made (including the case). So with inflation that's about $2700 in today's dollar, and that's keeping in mind Carvin's direct pricing. The "compare at" price would have been over $2k back then including the quilted top, which is over $4k now. I don't know if I would say this is a $4000 bass if it was off the rack today, but it still makes me happy that I paid closer to 1/5 of that. I am really digging it so far so I think it's a keeper, once I finish dialing in the setup (which I expect will go fine once I get my hands on a more precise tuner). $2k+ for this thing brand new in 2017 would not be out of line (and lucky for me this one is damn close to new). So here it is... Oh, and it does have the truss rod cover (plain black), I just still have it off until I finalize the setup. No logo either, and no inlays, so the thing has a really classy, "clean" look to it that I really like. And honestly, I kind of bought the thing on a whim. I've been eyeing 6 strings lately, and had "watched" this one, then saw it was ending and was still a reasonable price. So I said what the hell and bid on it, not expecting anything. But it went up like 10 bucks and I was in the lead and it stayed that way until the end. So I figured I guess I'd better pay for it. It amazes me how little these things usually go for. If nobody knew you could buy one brand new in whatever configuration you wanted for (these days) about 2k or less, the used ones would easily go for 50-100% more than they do. A USA made bass, with high end woods, well thought out electronics, very solid hardware (this one was a wilkinson bridge and sperzel locking tuners), for a 6 string you would expect to pay at LEAST a grand from anybody else. But they seem to regularly go for a couple hundred or more less than that.