I'm surprised I don't see more Carl Thompson's on this board. There tend to be a lot of $3,000+ basses on here, just not that many CT's? How come? From what I've seen of his work, his stuff is certainly on par with just about any other boutique luthier in the business. A friend of mine, Gary Kelly, has a few Carl Thompson's and swears by them against any other high end axe. So why no love for the Carl Thompsons?