Yep, it is an "A" stock, imperial lugs, and no silly engraving. Just a Black Beauty. I tuned it up with the stock heads and wires and it sounds great. Only thing I may change is I might get a millennium throw off. Other than that I plan to beat it like a government mule.And what a beauty. I have the LB417 and really like it. I ended up replacing both heads, the snares, and the nylon straps, to create my own sound. Have fun with it. It's not too hard to get the BB to sound great.