Howdy! The title might be confusing, but a little research will clarify your queries. These are produced in Indonesia under the umbrella of Sterling by Musicman (EBMM's little brother?). Overall the bass is mint - 4 hours of playing time max. I bought it for $270 from Musician's Friend. The Walnut stain is indeed as awesome, or better than, it looks in the pictures. The action is great and the pickup height is nice and ready for some grindy Stingray tone. The neck is straight and the truss rod is completely functional. I like the setup... YMMV. I am looking to sell it for $250 (Paypal) shipped with Fender gigbag via Fedex.