I got it several weeks ago, but I waited to post until it was restored in perfect conditions (by my trusted luthier). I found in late august this beautiful Kawai F2B. Never heard about it, bus I was intrigued with the look. I made some researches, even here on TB, and the interest raised. It's been a year or so I'm selling stuff to buy vintage japanese basses. I got 2 Ibanez, from 81 and 84. This guy is from 1979! Long story short, in august I was on vacation, but the seller, a really nice guy, lives in my town. We made a deal to meet in september. The bass was aesthetically in good conditions, but the electronics did not, and it's the only active version. Plus, the guy defretted it, something like 10 years ago. Strings seemed to be from that age. But I was already in love with it anyway, even if I didn't really wanted a fretless. The guy (the original owner of the instrument since 1981, as I said, a really nice person) wanted to leave it in good hands, and felt my appreciation. So he dropped the price a bit, because of the repairs it needed and I got it. The luthier put new frets on it, I asked for the smallest he had (after reading an article about Sklar's mandolin frets). And he fixed the electronics of course. Fresh strings, brass bridge cleaning, new nut, and here it is, stunning beautiful. Woods are amazing, I love the size and shape of the neck. Tonal possibilities seems to be endless. I'm not a big fun of active eq and switches, but I will pass over my idiosyncrasy to ply this guy. I'm experimenting to find a couple of configurations I like and go on with those. On my little practice amp it sounds very slap oriented, with scooped mids and a lot of highs. But the tone controls have a huge range and can tame that aspect. I have to try it with bigger cabinets to judge the low end, that seems a bit weak, but I'm not worried about that. I think a big speaker, the eq on my mark bass head and my trusted BBE Sonic Stomp will do the job. Now pics.