I always thought these were super cool. I have no idea how they sound; I’m guessing “massive” given the huge pickups and the mahogany body. But to make production bass with all that carving is pretty wild.
I remember seeing more of them, and I recall the market price being higher back 5 or 6 years ago. Nowadays, they seem pretty scarce.
And those are oak leaves, not maple. The acorns give it away….
$1200 on the Chicago CL: http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/msg/5203279715.html