This is THE top of the line NS 5 string EUB. This beautiful instrument was made in the Czech Republic and consists of a solid rock maple neck and flamed maple body with a seasoned ebony fingerboard. There are no buzzing or wear issues on the fingerboard. Small dots across the neck provide accurate finger positions for the new fretless player. I'm the third owner of this mint condition bass. I've had it for about 2 years and it has only left my house twice to play at church. There are no cosmetic issues anywhere on the bass. It will ship in the heavy duty bag and will include the multi-adjustable chrome stand that allows for playing in any position. I WILL SHIP to the lower 48!