I thought I'd share the following horrible experience with you... I bought a Vigier Passion fretless about 3 months ago. The bass had been in the shop for almost 2 years and was being sold at a fraction of its original price (£1000 instead of around £2000). Anyway, the bass was wonderful. I say was because I picked it up earlier today to find that the finish on the lower half of the body had cracked and fallen away and that the body was split almost completely through. The bottom half of the body is basically being kept in place by 2 pots! The wood is literally falling away from the bass! I'm taking the bass straight back to the dealer tomorrow. It was pretty clearly flawed from the start! Has anyone else experienced this problem with a)A Vigier bass b)Any bass with an alder body I'm assuming I'm well within my rights to demand an exchange? This bass has been pretty much worshipped by me for the last 3 months. It has only attended 2 rehearsals and 1 gig.