Brown sunburst. You've all seen one before. It arrived from Amazon (no local stores had one) this afternoon in great shape, except for the G string tuning peg which was bent. I manged to straighten it out with a hammer (it wasn't as violent an operation as it sounds). So, this is my first bass. Not sure what to do with it, but I guess I'll figure it out. I'm pretty sure the long pointy end goes in my left hand, the round end in my right, and the stringy end facing away from my belt buckle!