Is there a luthier in the States doing anything similar to what this cat is doing? http://www.marcoguitarsbass.com/index_archivos/Page381.htm I've been fascinated with this bass for a long time, especially hearing Tarus Mateen use it with Jason Moran. For me it's a great in-between of the upright and electric bass. Not only in physical build, but sound wise. I would love to order it from Marco, but if I can avoid paying a huge load of VATs then I will since I'm not swimming in cash. Thanks for any help, guys! -Guim.