Ashton,.... it's a brand name that often makes musicians either laugh with derision or shiver with disgust. But recently I picked up a battered old AB1100 through-neck, bass, expecting it to be a cricket bat, I was surprised that the neck was extremely comfortable and beautifully playable, with a near perfect action and no hint of fret buzz. So I plug it into a Roland amp at the shop, My God, sweet tone and as much punch and growl as you would ever want. The intonation near enough to perfection for me. I annoyed everyone in the shop by playing and fiddling with it for a solid hour, then I bought it straight away. OK , I admit that I thought about grinding out the "Ashton" inlay on the headstock to avoid the stigma associated with the brand name but, bugger it, I'm not going to indulge in that sort of behaviour. Does anyone have any info on the Ashton AB1100? Was I just incredibly lucky to find such a good one? What woods are used in their construction? (looks like maple and walnut). ? Cheers, Andy.