I saw one of these tonight. It was made in the '80s ("E" serial number). The neck was really nice and straight, and someone had installed EMG pickups. It had a "Japan" decal. I wouldn't normally get it because I'm not crazy about shortscale basses. However, it did sound good, and that neck was great. Anyone have info about these? I've never seen one before. The store was asking $399, BTW.