I think you are talking about our listings. We are an authorized ESP dealer located about 20 minutes from ESP in SoCal. The B-5 Jr bass guitars are ligit and made in Vietnam like you said. I scratched out the SN's on the photos not the guitars just because its more of a stock photo. We have a bunch of them and we didnt want to take photos of every one like we do on the higher end guitars.
As a matter of fact it was your listing. I get it - they come in black, makes sense. And no I was not expecting this quick a reply.
Pretty sure I want one, so I am going to email you.