I've decided my first bass is gonna be a fretless (been playing guitar for +20 years). I can't afford real classy stuff like the Stingrays. Oh, just to avoid any confusion about the prices; I'm in Denmark, prices are higher here than US citizens are used to. Yesterday I tried the Squier fretless with Ebonol fretboard and all and it felt pretty good. It comes with round wounds and I have to say it felt a LOT better than the fretless MIM Fender Jazz I compared it to. The MIM had flatwounds and rosewood fretboard. If I buy it online it'll cost me $345. The neck was very nice, but the body is made from 5 pieces of some sort of wood that both looks and feels kinda - surprise - cheap. I'm also considering getting the CIJ '62 Vintage FL from Ishibashi, as it'll cost me something close to $950 which in Denmark is still cheaper than a stock MIM. Also, this one comes in Vintage White with an unmounted shell pickguard, which looks absolutely bitching IMO. I'm quite certain the CIJ is superior in quality, but enough so to justify the extra expense? I know some of you guys are playing the CIJ Vintage FL, please break it down for me.