I bought this "frankenbass" at auction cheap: it has a good, but trashed, Memphis maple neck and on the back, the neckplate says Fernandes. When I got it in the mail and opened it up, I was disappointed (not too disappointed, it was <$100) to see that it was a plywood or laminate layers body, although not heavy. That said, it sounds awesome -- great pickups that really growl -- so I suspect that maybe the hardware and pickups are off a Fernandes. I'm a big fan of Fernandes, but can't imagine that they made a plywood bass even in their darkest hour. Thoughts?