I've unloaded some gear and got my taxes filed and I have some money that can be put towards gear in the next few months. I'm thinking about getting a nice electric, but I also kinda want to get into playing upright. I'm not playing with any groups right now so I don't have a burning need for either one, but I do have a burning desire and that's something that's hard to tame. I've got a custom Carvin build that's been floating around my head for a few months (a P bass with a music man style humbucker in the bridge) that I'd really like to see the light of day. The pros and cons of the Carvin are: Cheaper Higher quality instrument Lighter than my current electric, not to mention a completely different tone (active six string which sounds like a thick jazz more than anything) Almost no learning curve Totally customized to my specifications The pros and cons of the upright would be: Totally acoustic (no amp necessary for small jams) Can be plucked or bowed Fretless for more expression Fits some of the music I've been listening to recently (bluegrass, folk, and old school jazz) a lot better More versatile = more gigs in the future? More expensive (up front cost and maintenance/strings) Not as high quality Harder to learn Much less portable Any thoughts or suggestions from people in a similar situation? What did you decide on?