I bought one form Thomann recently. It was a B-stock model. The plastic on the scratchplate was present and the bass looked very new. No idea why it was B-stock. It plays excellent and the sound is awesome. I don't touch my Warwick basses anymore because of the Kiloton. I like it so much. The only thing that bothered me a little was the sharp fret ends in closer to the body. I can feel them when I slide down the neck. I don't feel them when I am playing though. It is possible it left the factory alright, but due to climate differences the wood of the neck has shrunk just a tiny bit? Who knows. I am very happy with it and am now considering a LB100 Tribute in the future.