Well I like the bass...didn't bond with it at first. Probably due to the rough condition. Thought about selling it. But I do dig the neck...total butter. Smooth and a great size. Figured I could just do a refin myself and have some fun. Here is the original with a silver and white version. The pickguard was painted before, so I'll sand it and apply a piece of my art, shellac it and have my own one of a kind art bass. I'm not worried about doing nitro or anything like that. I will probably spray and seal it myself.