This! I was going to say the same thing - custom to you means unfamiliar to others. Your dream bass may not even be a consideration at any price for most people. And we've never had so many quality basses at affordable prices as we do now. Even when basses are very desirable to me, I find it extremely hard to buy them if they cost three times what another very good bass costs. And the third factor is, the generation of us old guys that grew up with EB-3s and Hagstroms and Hofners is dying off and the next generation is not dreaming about the same basses we did. Demand is falling rapidly on many (but not all) vintage instruments. Times are changing.