I think I might be getting an Alembic Epic 5 string fretless but I know very little about them. Things like where are they on the totem pole as far as quality would be very helpful. What is a reasonable going street price and are they the entry level Alembics and so forth and so on? Has anyone had any problems with the different types of woods in different locations shrinking or anything like that? Are they on the decline? I'm just wanting to get a little more information to help me decide whether or not to get this bass. I play more of the finger style and every blue moon I might slap a few notes. I need to make a decision today.