Woo-hoo!! It finally arrived Thursday after missing the FedEx guy on Wednesday!! VERY nice bass! For the money you can't beat these things for construction, durability ( I think a tank could probably roll over them without a scratch!), and playablilty!! Specifications: Standard Groove Tools 7 string model Bolt-on neck 34" scale Lined fretless ebanol fingerboard Black Hardware Bartolini pups with Mighty Mite 2 band preamp 7 pc Wenge/Purpleheart neck Swamp Ash body w/ figured maple top Wine red finish ( really wanted a clear one, but now I have a matching set!! ) First thing I notice on pulling it out of the box is that it seems heavier than my fretted GT-7 (?). Couldn't tell for sure as my fretted one is at the studio. Visual inspection showed that fit and finish were top-notch!! The bass had been set up by Mike there at Bill's shop and was perfect!! (Thanks Mike!!) Playing the bass unplugged, the sound is very pronounced. The ash body is resonant and the "mwah" could be heard just fine!! The ebanol fingerboard is slick and feels very good under the fingers. Plugging it in however, revealed a BIG (pleasant) surprise!!! There are those (myself included) that feel that the only downfall these basses have is the 2 band Mighty Mite preamp... I've even replaced the one in my fretted with an Aguilar OBP-3. However, I plugged into my old Crate BX-100 with the EQ set flat, and was almost knocked over by the sound I got from it!!! The Mighty Mite pre sounded wonderful!!!! Clear highs and lows that were like the Voice of God!!! My cats didn't like it at all and Im sure the neighbors were wondering what the hell was going on!!! Don't understand why, but the stock preamp seemed to sit better in the fretless model. I'd be curious to know from other GT-7 fretless owners (Eli..) if they think the same. Bottom line... EXCELLENT BASS!! I really had thought that I was gonna have to replace the pre once it arrived. But, I'm gonna leave it just the way it is!!! I'd still like to have one more fretless model that I could string low F# to high C... I might look into the "New Century" series for that.. Quick addendum.... One thing IMO that would be a great addition to the basses would be screw inserts in the control cavity and battery housing..