Just last weekend I spotted one of these in my local bass emporium. I picked it up and gave it a quick try and was absolutely blown away. I remained obsessed throughout the workweek. Yesterday I returned to the store and luckily it was still there, so I rented it for the month. This bass is unbelievable. Apparently, this particular bass was a custom job built in 1977, and it is still in almost mint condition. The workmanship and materials are amazing. Mahogany body and neck; what looks to be an ebony fretboard; Bartolini pickups; brass bridge; gold tuning keys; and a mind-numbing array of mini-toggle switches and knobs. The feel of the neck on this bass is wonderful. Quite narrow string spacing, but not too thin a neck overall. Playing this bass is a dream. I still have yet to completely figure out what all the controls do, but the tones I was getting in the store yesterday during my quick onsite test were very encouraging. Do any TB-ers out there either own one of these fine instruments, or know anything about them? My research so far has turned up some interesting tidbits about the luthier (Atilla Balogh) and his Odyssey Guitars Company (based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada in the 1970's and 1980's). Sadly, however, Mr. Balogh passed away in the 80's and his company went with him. His legacy lives on somewhat, though. Apparently Mike Kinal (another local world-renowned bass builder) studied under Atilla for awhile. Any additional information that any of you could provide would be greatly appreciated.