Out of interest, what does "custom" ordering a bass direct from Rickenbacker cost? Are they sold at the list price (assuming that the only reason for ordering the bass is it being fretless, not usually available in stores) or can you order through GC or Sam Ash and get the retail discount? I would've witheld my question until I was actually serious about buying one, but as my current G.A.S. indicates, I want the bass in Montezuma Brown, which will be discontinued in a few months, unless they decide to extend that color another year. Thanks in advance for your help.