Waaaaa---hhhhoooooooo!!!!! Ground has broken on 2 out of the 3 basses I have on order...here they be.... #1 A Benavente Vintage Vortex from Brian Barrett at The Low End. It's going to be.... 33" scale alder body maple neck birdseye maple board small frets pearloid block inlays jazz nut spec brass nut white pearloid guard Bene pickups and pre, wired v/v/t/m/b chrome hardware translucent bright red finish!! (a la my old Fodera from 1998) Brian has been EXCELLENT to work with, and very, VERY patient with me with all of the changes that have occurred since I first ordered it!! He's HIGHLY recommended! #2 Eshenbaugh J4 alder body 34" scale maple burl top maple neck lined fretless (pink ivory or stabilized birdseye maple) Nordstrand dual coils under maple covers Eshenbaugh 3 band preamp with single coil/series/parallel switching brass nut Hipshot hardware I ordered this through Jay at Blueberry Hill Bass...another outstanding guy who's VERY patient, thorough, and professional....a great experience so far! aaaannndddd...... #3 Nordstrand NJ 4 deluxe 33" scale maple body SICK amboyna burl top birdseye maple board Nordstrand dual coils with the same switching as the Eshenbaugh Aguilar 3 band pre with switchable mids gold hardware pearl dots on the face of the board I am so excited about these basses, I can hardly stand it...truly what I hope to be the last of the ordering (for a while at least... ) Only other thing on my wish list would be a Marchliewski or a JP... Pics soon to follow once I get some in progress pics!