This wasnt supposed to happen. I found a sunburst vm mustang shortscale. It's in the pipe. I don't know anything about it; my only experience with shortscale is with broncos and violin basses which I like so I'm going to see how I like this. Anyway I'm not attached to anything. If it sucks I can return it. It's this one-- http://www.notreble.com/buzz/2011/08/26/squier-releases-vintage-modified-mustang-bass/ MF's info: SPECIFICATIONS Body Body: Basswood Body Shape: Mustang Neck Number of Frets: 19 Fret Size: Medium Jumbo Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm) Fretboard: Maple Neck Material: Maple Neck Finish: Natural Satin Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm) Scale Length: 30" (76.2 cm) Neck Plate: Chrome Squier Truss Rods: Single Truss Rod (Adjustment at Headstock) Truss Rod Nut: 4 mm Hex Head Electronics Middle Pickup: Special Design Split Single-Coil Mustang Bass Pickup Controls: Volume, Tone Hardware Hardware: Chrome Bridge: Strings-Thru-Body with 4 Individually Adjustable Saddles Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear Tuners String Nut: White PPS Miscellaneous Strings: Fender USA NPS, (.040-.095 Gauges) Unique Features: 30" Scale Length, Black Dot Position Inlays, Black Numbered Volume and Tone Control Knobs, Squier Engraved Neckplate, Synthetic Bone Nut Accessories Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black Included Accessories: 1.5 mm and 4 mm wrenches Control Knobs: Black Stratocaster Knobs The Mustang HH guitar is the last one & I'm done I swear.