Arrived by UPS at lunch time well packed. Cracked opened the case and saw this blond and beautiful babe for the first time--in person. Had plenty of photos from the seller--someone who has recently been on a quest to get "his last bass 4-ever." Two hours of playing time I am told in a hermetically sealed environment. Almost direct from Chicago in April. This will be my lightest bass, and thank you Lord, a return to my beloved maple neck. I hope this thing sounds good. Anyway, I am not promising anything to anybody. This may or may not be my last bass, but it will be my only bass come Monday!