This US-made Fender Bullet was originally created to be a student bass but it is 100% an actual bass and would be a great short-scale alternative to most anything on the market today. It plays great and has a great thump. For an early 1980s model, it has been really well taken care of. It does come with the original knobs in case you don't like the clear speedknob look. It comes with a period-correct hardshell case.