I wonder if there are any basses that simply look really great but dont sound so good. I mean.. I look at Nordstrand or Benavente basses and I think "thats how they look" but I NEVER think about the sound. Is it something we (rightfully?) take for granted? I mean.. I look at a Fender and the first thing that comes to me is the sound (same thing with Hofner.. but not in a good way)... that doesnt happen with more aesthetically pleasing basses. Im not saying its a bad thing that people appreciate basses for their looks, but I just hope that the wow factor of having great looking woods doesnt lose its class (as do so many once-good things in America).