I played one of these at a local shop yesterday, it was a Burgundy Red Oil fretted 5 string NT Corvette $$. I played through SWR Redhead and it was amazing! I have played a few Warwicks recently but none of them a 5 string and was a little worried because I hear a lot of negative things about their necks, however this thing fit in my hands perfectly and was extremely comfortable. Blah Blah Blah, I loved it. Now the owner of the shop said he was cutting the price pretty dramatically because the corner of the bass but the input jack had some scratches from someone rubbing it against their keys or some kid dropping it or something. Regardless, with their not being a gloss finish and the way the grain is exposed and textured, it really blended in and he had to point it out to me, I didn't even notice it. He said he was pretty pissed off about it and is now selling it for $2500. I've been scouring the internet but can't find one for sale anywhere in a 5 string. There is one on Musicians Friend in a 4 string for $2700 so I figured it is a good deal. Whats the regular retail price on these things? Is this a deal I can't pass up? I'm assuming he knocked like $500 off but still, not too sure. Any help would be nice. Also, anyone have this bass? Like? Worth that price?