An Absolute Steal!
The quality, fit and finish and sound of this bass are excellent for a bass at any price point, but in this price range, it's truly amazing. I have purchased a Fender American Select Strat for $2,000.00 that had issues with the volume pot and tone knob and that wood wasn't near as pretty as this. The beauty of the grain in the wood (on the fretboard, back of the neck and both sides of the body) combined with the pearl inlays on the fretboard and the flawless gloss finish over the 3-tone sunburst add up to making this a gorgeous bass. I guarantee that if you inspected this bass with the headstock covered, you would think that it came from the Fender custom shop. Thanks to Sweetwater for taking many high quality photos of the actual instrument you are interested in. Their 55 point inspection is like getting a pro set up for free. It plays very well, with smooth fret edges, a comfortable neck and no fret buzz or dead notes anywhere. I'm not sure why there aren't more reviews on this model, but this is clearly the one for me.