I recently (well, last summer actually) bought a 2nd hand fretless 5 from the Bass Centre in London made by a company called Chard. However, I've been searching on the net for information about them and I can't find any mention of them what-so-ever. The guy in the shop told me that he thought Chard are a small company based in the Essex area around London, but didn't know any more than that. It's starting to bug me now! If it helps, it's a natural finish J-style bass with EMG J-Type pickups. Has anyone heard anything at all about these basses as I'm at a loss. Cheers guys!