Been looking at this bass for a while, and heard nothing but good about it. I recently spoke to two guys one of whom said you could do better for the money, the other said it just wasn't worth it. Here is the bass. 1700 used. 33in scale, chestnut top, alder body, bolt on neck, maple neck and fretboard with paduak runners. Electronics are unkown, the site says Pope, but he's exclusive to Fodera- or so I thought. Here's a pic. Just to tell you, my dream bass is a Fodera Monarch 4 string, so any other suggestions along those lines would be great.