In all my excitement to snipe bid on this, I forgot these were 32" scale It's been over 20 years since I played one!! After giving up 5 ers due to hand pain, I think this little guy will grow on me. I really don't think this bass was ever played for very long. The action was very high when I got it. The pickups were too high almost touching the strings. I lowered string height just fine with the truss rod. Much to my suprise I couldn't lower the pickups Long story short, they were bottomed out in the pockets. I ended up removing the neck and pickups and milling them 1/4" deeper allowing me to use new foam and lower the pickups to the proper height. After that I polished the frets and cleaned the fretboard. The intonation was very close and rather than messing with the 3 point bridge, I decided to be happy with it as is New Knucklehead strings and it's playing beautifully. I love the Matsumoku P pickups!!! It's similar in sound to my Electras.......... A more focused, woody punch than a Fender P. I'm guessing the weight to be under 9lbs.