The Guitar and Bass Boutique isn't the only way to get Atelier Z basses. Especially since they are jacking up the prices. You can buy them directly off the website for under $2,000. Even with the shipping it would be WAY cheaper, these US companies are jacking up the prices like crazy. Places like ikebe-gakki.com have lots of Atelier Z basses for reasonable prices. Sure you'll have to e-mail them and ask for some english service, but hey that's not so bad when your saving hundres of dollars.