I sold all my 4-strings, then bought this because I like these basses so very much, but I really am a 5-string guy, so out the door it goes. For pictures: http://joebone1.imgur.com/ This is the Roscoe Beck IV, now discontinued from Fender, which is a shame. It features custom-shop quality and some great design features. 22 frets, dark rosewood board, alder body with vintage red finish that permits some of the alder grain to show through, with a parchment pickguard. Mr. Beck intended to couple the sound of a vintage J-bass with more modern capabilities. This passive axe features two Bill-Lawrence-designed double-J pickups. Each can be run series, single-coil, or parallel, via two toggles. There is a 3-way pickup selector, and master volume and tone controls. The tone switch also can be pulled up, to activate a resistor that emulates a particular tone off of Beck's original vintage J. Single coil is sweet, and mixing and matching the parallel and series settings permits a wide range of killer tones, particularly surprising for a passive axe. And the bridge is excellent - I believe it is sourced from Gotoh. Ergonomics are excellent - the body does not feature as deep an offset as a regular J-bass, and feels great sitting or standing with a strap, the neck is a breeze, and the lower horn is cut to permit full access to the upper frets. Comes with original hard (G&G) case. Some swirling from prior play, but no dings or dents that I can find. Strung with new DR flats, and provided with some deferred love and an excellent pro set-up. Asking $1200 plus shipping. These were going for like $2300 new, street, when discontinued. I'm confident they will be collector items some day, but I'm not a collector, and you'll want to play it instead of stashing it in a vault.