This is the top of the line model by Sadowsky Japan and also the most succesful. Vintage styling and design with blocks on the fingerboard and 70's pickup location (bidge pickup is 1/2" closer to the bridge). This little change has a dramatic effect on the sound. New "Vintage Tint" finish (we love it). Just like all Sadowsky basses, this is a lightweight bass and has a thunderous low B. If you've been looking for the definitive classic 5 string bass, this might well be it!