I've been shopping the local guitar repair/luthiers, looking to get some work done on a fretless; new nut, replace the extremely worn & dinged-up fingerboard, possible refinish, etc. Here's a few gems I've heard so far... "New fingerboard? Fretless? It'll cost ya, $2,500 plus labor." "What's fretless? You mean you want a bound fingerboard, right?" "You busted a nut on your bass? No wonder you want it refinished! Huh huh huh..." "I only work on guitars. I don't know how to fix a bass guitar." And maybe my favorite: "There ain't no such thing as a fretless bass."