This bass is only a few months old, I purchased it from Ricky Reed on this site a few weeks ago and he purchased it from Atlanta Bass Gallery not long before that. Other than some finger nail marks on the pick guard from slapping, it's dead mint, not a mark on it. I had it set up with 45-105 strings, the bass is a monster, I'm blown away with the tone. Comes with the Sadowsky soft/hard case and the candy as well. Why am I selling? Cause it's going to hang on my wall and collect dust, I need another 5 string if not 2 more, therefore this smoking 4 needs to go. I bought it cause it was a smoking deal, I played the bass prior to Ricky buying it when it was still at ABG, but I simply won't use it. I want what I got in it, nothing more, nothing less. I'm not looking to make money here and I've got nothing to hide. $1600 plus shipping and paypal fees, if you want to send me a check and wait for it to clear, you can avoid the paypal fees. The bass is $2400 new everywhere. No trades, sorry. Contact me directly at the following: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to talk on the phone, leave me your cell phone number. BTW, the picture doesn't do this bass a bit of justice.