you'd think that i would be all over this one, and i would be if i had the dough, but i don't think people realize what's going on with this bass, so if anybody is interested in a 7 string Groove Tools, check this out first... http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1414350092 this is a hand-made custom conklin from missouri. it's got lane poor pickups - my favorite! wish i had the dough - and an ABM bridge with piezo pickups. this bass new would cost over US$3000. no telling what the guy's got the reserve set at, but the first bid is at $700. this bass is totally hand made - for what appears to be the price of a GT-7, you can have a custom, hand made conklin, which is about 3x the bass the groove tools are. i know this sounds like a commercial post, but i have no connection with the seller or anything. it's just that, if i were working, i would've been all over this one like white on rice. he's already had it posted once before, at $1000 i think, and nobody bid on it. it's a really good deal, and i think it's slipping under the radar because the seller doesn't realize that people might think it's a groove tools, which it isn't - this one is a custom!