I stopped by the local GC and they had 2 of these on the rack. I've wanted one of these for a while, especially once they released stealth black. I just so happened to have cash and a gift card and walked out with this and a pack of new strings for $700. I was going to get a used US Sub from a TB classified but after playing a new classic Ray I couldn't do the slab top. And I had been looking at the Fender FSR ash Jazz for a while, but I always wanted a Sting Ray. The fit and finish on this is great and it sounds awesome. Really happy with my first brand new bass in over 15 years.