Thought I'd throw these together to save space. 1) We see pics of dead ace boutique basses on this forum. But is it just me not looking, or is the whole "boutique" thang limited to basses? I rarely see our 6 string cousins having the equivalent. Unless you want a swish Strat-type <yawn> 2) I doubt I'll see one in the flesh in the UK, but Wishnevskys (Wishnevskies?) are regularly panned in the forum for construction/design quality. But might it be that they play and sound superb? Well, do they?