For Sale Only. Something has come up and I need some cash. This is an older SKB, Serial #: 4591. I'm the second owner. It was custom made for the original owner and spec'd with Amber finish over quilt maple top with spanish cedar body, Roscoe Bart pickups and Bart preamp, and BEM fingerboard. This bass was played, played and played some more, and in need of some TLC when I received it over 1.5 years ago. It had a few dings and chips on the front and back, and the fingerboard finish was worn off/through, leaving the maple board nearly blackened with finger oils and dirt in spots. The bridge saddle coating was worn off/through also, leaving the brass exposed. Here are some Before and After shots: The neck was cleaned and carefully taken down to the bare wood between the frets. Then sealed with polyurethane clear-coat. I then airbrushed some color onto the fingerboard. That was then sealed/covered with an ultra-tough, high-gloss, clear-coat. It's not perfect, flaws can be seen from up close, but from the distance of a couple feet and more, it is stunningly beautiful! . . . IMO anyway. On the body I filled all dings and chips with clear epoxy, then buffed them down to a smooth, glossy finish. The ones on the back I just filled with epoxy without worrying about matching color/tint. My goal was to fill them so they would not chip away and get bigger. I was also able to remove nearly all the small, not through the finish, scratches using ultra-fine sandpaper and rubbing compound. The results are a deep, wet, shinny finish. The worn-through saddles were replace with brand-new gold ones that I bought direct from Hipshot. And I also installed a brand new Switchcraft Jack, as the old one was shorting out any time the chord got bumped. The back of the neck had several dings as well. So, I sanded that down also and covered/sealed it with polyurethane. Initially, I found the neck to feel a bit thick and chunky, so the sanding brought the front to back thickness more into the range of my liking. I also sanded it to an asymmetrical shape, thinner under the D-G-C strings, similar to the necks on my Brubakers. It sounds like a Roscoe should sound, and plays clean and fast with the neck reshaped. One benefit I found from sealing the neck with polyurethane is that it didn't move nearly as much this winter as it did last. And we had a long, cold winter up here this year. I tweaked the truss rod only twice all winter, where last year it needed adjusting every 2-3 weeks to keep the action nice and low. Anyway, I figure some of you out there probably think I committed the ultimate sin by modding a Roscoe from original specs. But I love how it turned out. Maybe someone out there can look past my indiscretions and will want it. The only reason I'm even considering selling is that I prefer 5 strings. I hardly ever use the C string. Trades? None at this time thank you. PRICE is: $1750 shipped - FIRM At this price I'd prefer a Bank/Cashiers Check or USPO Money Order. If PayPal is your only option. We can talk. You can check out more photos, including the body repairs and the fingerboard painting, in my Photobucket Library. Thanks for looking.