First off i should say i actually have a Gliga. Ive only owned this bass for about a year so im looking for some longer-term owners. And perhaps some reassurance. Ive read a few things (positive to negative) about construction aspects. One was a claim that Gliga uses synthetic glue. I have taken a small dried drop of glue from the inside of my bass and it seems to be water soluble, so does this bust that claim? Is there any long term maintenance issues with construction. Especially the heavily braced flatbacks? I only ask these questions because Im am most likely going to be putting in an order for a custom 5 stringer. I would be keeping that for many years if i spend the cash on this bass, so some long time owners could help me out with opinions. Ive been quite happy with my 4 string, and i realise the tone is thinner and more focused compared to other doubles. To what extent do the bodies mellow out over the years? Gliga seems to use thick tops, plus heavy bracing makes for a solid chunk of wood. So yeah, any opinions to calm my spending nerves?