just secured purchase of this nice newish Retro... Cort Retro 4 | Jireh Music and More made an offer and got it shipped to Hawaii for $300, not too shabby considering the chances of scoring a nice one locally at any price are next to nil. you never know, but why wait? it seems these are still quite under the radar, there isn't much info or discussion on them and I'd never even heard of the Retro until this year yet have been very hot on the Curbow. but by all accounts this is the better bass and comes minus all the Curbow's issues and unique / sterile sound, how retro this actually is... we'll see, but one quote was that these are the most J sounding Jbasses out there. of course I'm not immune to thots of modding mine with a big fat mudbucker in the middle and a Chromacaster switch to play with Deaf Eddie - Guitar Whacko! these are probably a modder's playground. I'm stoked to finally have a Curbow design and expecting big things out of this bass. anybody else a fan of these? or got bad news to report?