Where to begin? Thank you Dan for your assistance in this purchase. As always, you're the best. Now for the bass. There are NO cons considering this instrument. I'll begin with the most negative statement that I can make: the pictures do not do the "charging green" color total justice. There is an ever so slight gold fleck mixed in with the green, resulting in sheer beauty. The color is in no way gaudy or "over-done." Added to the overall esthetic beauty of this bass is a gorgeous roasted maple neck and fretboard. But enough about the looks! The fit and finish are flawless. The playability of the neck is awesome. Very smooth finished freats. And the neck pickup allows one to have another choice of anchor points while finger plucking. The tone is fully adjustable to one's own personal taste, added to by the five way toggle switch. This switch provides the player every option available for playing "combinations" of the pickups. Double humbuckers, single, and figures in between. I am impressed with every aspect of this purchase right down to the excellently fitted custome case and the velvet bag of accessories found within it, as well as the latches that hold the case securely closed. My only wish is that I had more time in the day to play this bass. Get one for yourself and see just what I mean!