I will add that there definitely were (and are) several issues with my bass - as beautiful as it is. Just search my "threads started" and you can read about those issues.
I'm sure he has gotten much better over the years...my bass does, indeed, sound absolutely fantastic - and the custom/complex radius'd neck is amazing.
Skjold/Zachary/G&L/Rob Allen/Pushic/Fender basses; T'funk/EA/Dr. Bass amplification