I was surprised to find it still available, but I just bought the Bongo that Bass NW had on their web site. I couldn't resist the 4-band, 18-volt preamp and the TWO humbucker pickups. It reminds me of my old Sabre! According to Evan (Bass NW), it's a very well built instrument. It weighs in around 9.5 pounds. It should be heading out tomorrow! I'll shoot out a review after it arrives. Could this be the first Bongo in the public's hands????