The January 2000 Alembic Featured Custom is up for sale. It was damaged in shipping (now that is a damn shame!), the headstock poked through?? the case. The seller claims the damage is superficial, but that Alembic will tell you it is major and needs $3k worth of repairs. He says don't believe them. http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1493873669 So I'm wondering, why didn't he just have it sent back to Alembic so they could check it out in the flesh? No doubt the lame shipping company (did I mention that's a damn shame? A $12,000 bass, runover by a forklift or something) would pay for the return shipping, and should be responsible for the fix price if he insured it (which he'd better have). I'm not calling this a fraud or anything like that. Just tweaked my interest. If he's right about the damage being superficial, I'd be interested to know what the reserve is on that sucker!