Here is my latest design experiment, I just handed in the blueprints for it today. It will be ready-to-play in less than a month! The actual bass will be FRETTED and have black chrome hardware. The pickups will be custom wound with wood covers. It will be oil finished, then waxed a bit. I made this a medium scale, as the long scale version ended up too big to fit in any standard bass case! This design was inspired by a concept drawing that I recently gave a little input on for a friend in England. Back in February he made arrangements to have Alembic build him a VERY VERY VERY deluxe bass and he wanted it to be somewhat reminiscent of the famous Entwistle "Buzzards" (as built by Warwick, Modulus, and Status). Anyway, here is another angle on it... your comments are greatly appreciated!