I'm still shopping around for a 5 string to call my own. I've got some questions about the De Armond Pilot Pro. Out of curiosity, where are the De Armonds manufactured? Is the Pro neck thru, or just the Deluxe? What do the owners of the Pro think about how it plays and sounds? I still haven't gotten my hands on one so I haven't formed an opinion on these yet. The only downside to these I see is that I'm not that fond of how they look, but that falls to the wayside if it plays and sounds great.