I gots me a de-fretted BC Rich Mockingbird! I got it at for a steal on Guitar Center's used site. I was going to buy a Squier to see if I like playing fretless, but a day before I decided to order the Squier I found this gem! It's been de-fretted fairly well. A few of the upper frets were only sanded down about 98% but that hasn't hindered its playability. It plays just like any other Mockingbird. IE, neck dive, playing while sitting down makes the lower horn poke your lower horn (Lrrr, anyone?), and the dual P pickups sound awesome. I'm not a fan of active electronics so I usually leave the EQ at flat since there is a center dent for them. The issues with it from being used are fairly minor. The truss rod cover is missing, but that's no biggie. There's some very small belt buckle scratches. The balance pot feels a little loose but I haven't had a problem dialing anything in. Overall it's a fantastic bass!