So lately I'm looking for a fretless, and while there's the option of getting an upright, I think I would much prefer a fretless electric bass. I'm thinking I want something thats going to sound "woodier" than what I currently own (a rick and a cort elrick). So something like a Rob Allen Mouse, or a Kinal kompact bass. I've never really been able to work with an acoustic guitar comfortably before, so a body of that size is out, but acoustic instruments are not. The closest I've been able to find to what i want in a production model so far, is the Godin A4. Which seems to sell for a considerable price(around AU$2000 from what I can gather) The only problem is, it's an unlined fretless, and I dont think I would be quite ready for the challenge that presents. This brings me to custom builds. Ive been working it out, and for about the same as the godin i could have a kinal made. (shipping would be more as well, which i havent worked out yet) The Mouse seems to come out at around AU$2800 (with a few options and a case) including shipping, which on the page rob suggests is around $80-$100 US. So tell me Talkbass. Specifically Australians. Are there any luthiers around Sydney (well pretty much from anywhere between the city and katoomba, maybe further) who would consider a similar type of build? All I really know of are Jeff Malia and the guy who does SD Curlee basses(not that i cant find out anything about him other than his basses on the bassplayer.com.au) The tl;dr. Want a warm, preferably hollowbody fretless, and/or an australian luthier to build one for me.