Well, I was waiting for this one before I dipped into the world of SX basses. That's pretty much exactly what I was looking for without the utter blackness of the Aerodyne jazz. But the Rondo website says it's only 7 pounds. Eh? Even if it's swamp ash, it should be at least as heavy as the alder ones at 9 pounds. And if I recall correctly, the website listed the ash jazz (the one with blocks) at 11 pounds. Is the body extra-miniaturized, or what? I notice that it also says this: "Note Sunburst and White ship with black pickguards. Black ships with a white pickguard," which as it apparently only comes in natural, was probably copied and pasted from somewhere else. So perhaps that's the explanation. But perhaps the thing to do is to e-mail the apparently very affable Kurt fellow and ask him myself. I imagine that's probably the thing to do, but it's hard to get out of the mindset that the collected wisdom of the TB community is not the ultimate authority on all things bass.