I was wondering why there arent (to my knowledge) many (or any?) custom handcrafted P basses around. Let me preface that Im not talking about Sadowskys, Lulls and Laklands (or CS Fenders) here. I know that those are the basses of reference when people think to boutique or modern P basses ... but they essentially follow the usual scheme (ash or alder body, bolt-on maple neck, maple or rosewood fingerboard). Im rather thinking to fully customizable instruments, so, please, dont chime in just to tell how fantastic sounding are Sadowskys P, or Lulls P or Lakland Glaubs etc ... I already know it. Im trying to talk here about a different" P bass: think to a custom body shape, or a neck-through or set-neck construction, or a single-cut design, different woods, etc. Im interested in what can add (or subtract) to the P spirit what may be called a significant deviance from the classic formula. Are P-bass players kind of purists so they could accept at most an ebony fingerboard? Or the fact is that both custom builders and/or their customers couldnt concieve an instrument with, for example ... spanish cedar body, burl maple top, 5 piece neck, neck-through construction and ... a single P pickup!!! I want to hear from you about this. Points of view of those luthiers specialized in fully customizable instruments are especially welcome. And if you have an instrument of this sort, well ... show it and talk about it!