Well, I was able to pick up my bongo a couple days ago, and i couldn't be happier. I moved about 5 weeks ago, and i told myself that if i got a job within 2 weeks, i would buy myself another bass. I also had a birthday coming up (which was the 14th) so I would use anything I got from that as payment. So I scoped out GC, and found a black/black 2hb 4 string bongo for $969. After trying everything else out, I kept coming back to that bongo, and fell for it, as many others have. I wanted a different pickguard color, but the guy knocked the price down to $939 (no case). So i didn't complain. So i have a white pearl pickguard on order from pickguards.us, and have a bongo!!!! absolutely amazing. My camera doesn't work, but I will put some phone camera pics up in a little bit. I see that EB has some new models coming out, but to me, nothing can touch this bongo, i wouldn't trade it for anything !!!