After waiting for seven weeks on the back ordered Bellafina from MF, I have decided I may try for another one instead. The Silver creek: It is not the one I originally wanted. It does not have the thinner neck or as pretty of wood veneer, but it does have the ebony board and comes with a cheap electric pickup system. They have it in stock and they offered me a pretty sizable discount from its posted price as I have waited so long for the other. I have spent some time with silver creek guitars and I think they are pretty nice stuff for the money. The thinner body could be a good thing in some ways such as transport, but I was originally after a regular normal sized affordable bass with an ebony board. I want an affordable, abuseable, pretty dog house that isnt to hard to play and learn the upright way of the world on. Are their others I should consider for the$ 700ish range? If so are their links? If it is out of my means Ill have to walk away from the whole upright thing as I just cant justify something I may or may not take to, so I need to keep this approachable in price and accessible in how to find and purchase the blasted thing. I was so hoping to be bragging or crying about my bass by now. The bass in question http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Silver-Creek-Electric-Upright-34-Bass-?sku=470314 The Bellafina I originally ordered in case anyone was wondering http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Bellafina-Model-50-Upright-Bass-Outfit?sku=470251 Thanks in advance for any replies, and yes I know I deserve this for going the MF rout.