I had just placed an order for a Lakland US hollowbody when a friend surprised me by offering me this Benavente single cut 5 he picked up a few months ago. I didn't expect him to let it go, in spite of some rough treatment before he got it it is a great bass. He offered me a deal I couldn't pass up, so I now have this beauty in my family. It turns out to be one of the very early ones. Brian Barrett kindly filled in the early history for me (and is very nicely helping with a new case and truss rod cover now). Plays and sounds like a dream. This is a great year for me so far.