According to me, I've seen quite a few basses in my day that don't exactly "wear" blocks all that well on their fingerboards. Meaning, the just don't look/fit certain basses aesthetically. Well, as for basses that do look beautiful with 'em (Spector Basses, anyone? )? Behold........ http://www.walbasses.co.uk/Gallery?img_id=152&gallery=17 Man, she's a beauty, for sure. And, the first I've seen with that option, too.