Since I live relatively close (4+ hours) to Greensboro and I'm seriously considering upgrading to two custom SKB3006 basses (fretted and fretless), I thought I'd make an appointment and do some wood selection with Mr. Roscoe in his shop. It was a great visit and totally worth the drive. I arrived and was greeted right away by Keith himself and he spent the next 5 hours showing me the entire shop, meeting the staff, and looking through more lumber than I can recall at the moment. My head is still swimming! It was a real education. The shop itself is very impressive. Everything is done by hand and the quality of the work is hard to describe. Every piece I looked at (finished or in the works) was just jaw dropping. If Keith doesn't have it, it ain't out there. Woods from Africa, Central and South America, all over the U.S., quilts, burls, flames, sapwoods, species that I've never heard of were all over his shop in various states of finish. Just the fingerboard varieties he has were fantastic. Sapwood purpleheart, birdseye maple, katalox, Panamanian rosewoods, etc. plus a variety of ebonies (which I was surprised to learn he didn't particularly care for - a little less stable a wood than he prefers) and of course the diamondwood laminate. Any type of color variations, spalting, etc. you could think of. Body woods were the Roscoe usuals of mahogany, ash and spanish cedar as well as a variety of solid body pieces (myrtle, maples, etc.). Top woods went on forever and I didn't get a look at probably half of the tops that were there. The wood selection was honestly more than I could handle in one day. It was mentally exhausting. I did manage to pick out a burled, birdseye, flame redwood top for a fretless and I'm looking at a couple pieces of absolutely insane quilted maple for a fretted. One piece of quilt is absolutely off the charts, like nothing I've ever seen but it is about 3/4 of an inch too narrow for a 3006 and couldn't be bookmatched. It would have to be fashioned into a three piece top with a small (1 or 2 inch wide) tapering wedge of matching quilt running up the center with the monster quilt on the outboard sides. Most of the "wedge" would be under the bridge and the pups but I'm still not sold on the three piece idea. The other piece I looked at was not quite as nice but was definitely large enough for a thick, knockout bookmatched top. Don't get me wrong, the second piece is still 5A but the smaller piece is just....rediculous. It's going to be a tough choice. Mr. Roscoe was open, friendly and so helpful I could hardly believe it. He spent hour after hour showing me around like I was some foriegn dignitary on an official visit. I can't tell you all how impressed and appreciative I was and still am. This man is totally focused on putting out a fantastic "piece of art instrument" and helping his customers. Having owned a couple of his instruments 10 years ago, I knew he made good instruments but I had no idea how far his shop has come and the serious quality improvements he's made. I couldn't find a flaw on anything I looked at. He's really focused on quality control and had several pieces that didn't make it through his quality control and were going back in to be reworked. I know I'm sounding like a huge Roscoe ad here, but I'm just a regular TBer (no not a Roscoe employee). If anyone has any doubts about his shop and the products that he's putting out, simply give the man a call or do what I did and visit his shop. I tried uploading some of the photos I took but they're a little too large. I'd be happy to email photos to anyone who'd like a look at his shop and some of the things he has waiting in the wings. Thanks for reading. I hope I answered some questions for a few folks anyway.