I was in the local Guitar Center yesterday, and they have a Nordy VJ5 there on consignment. Metallic Orange with matching headstock, Bound and Blocked Birdseye Maple neck. I never played a Nordy before, but I've seen them on the board a lot. It did not disappoint, it played flawlessly. I've never seen frets so small. I have nothing to do with the bass, I just wanted to throw it out there in case anyone in the area was interested in trying/buying a Nordy VJ5. The asking price was $2100.