ok...this is my dilemour i sold my wal fretless a few years ago and bought a fretted stingray. now i love my stingray but i am wanting to get back into fretless..and i love the 80s japan sound of the wal. anyway i looked at the prices and it seems an 80s wal is quite an expensive collectors item and would probably be worn out..i know my old custom had some major valleys in that fretboard. so im thinking maybe i should seek out a new stingray fretless ..or would it be no match for the wal????? i wish ernie ball had an ebony finger board option ..i might also buy a stingray and convert to ebony fretless. any ideas guys??