Hello, That's my first real post on that forum (I don't count the presentation post). So, a friend of mine is in Japan. And he got sick, of gear acquisition syndroma. ****ty disease, which obviously can be transmitted through the Internet !!! Because I got infected too... He is a guitar player, and watching some guitars, he saw some EUBs, and knowing I'm thinking about EUBs and D.Basses for some time... So he sent me some mails... and you probably can guess the following... So, some stuff I can find there seem a lot cheaper than in Europe. And I'm thinking mostly about MIJ EUBs. Aria Custom Shop... I couldn't find a lot of info, I saw here that the fingerboards are in Maple, but that Aria EUBs seem good still. What do you think? Or is there any other MIJ EUBs that I should prospect too? For ex the Yamaha SLB/SVB 200, but it's a little bit too expensive, I can go for about $ 1700-1800, not more. Even that, is already a lot. Or other brands? For ex Atelierz ? In brief, what do you think?