Thought I'd share my new bass with everyone as others here have before. Blew me away. VERY light (barely over 9 lbs.) 1 piece body, huge difference compared to my last 3 piece (just under 11lbs.) ash body jazz. Exact growl I was looking for, huge bottom, EXTREMELY resonant - very loud when practicing with no amplification. Impeccable craftsmanship, everything went perfect with this deal. Big up to Gregg (Frankensteinberger) for showing love, very cool guy to deal with. The last pic is the 01 American I sold to get this. What can I say?? I'm a sucker for the nat./blk./maple combination.