When I was picking up my Pedulla last week at GC they also had a used KILLER fretless 5-string made by US Masters. It had a purpleheart fretboard on top of a birdseye maple neck. The body was Australian Lacewood with maple and heartwood laminated into it. This thing was so light!! It has two soapbar pups but no active electronics. Not only was this thing BEAUTIFUL, played easily but it had great tone. I checked for a website and found that they are usually made to order and shipped from the factory. The list for this bass is $1488 with case and $208 for the upgrade to the birdseye.I believe this includes shipping, too. The spec sheet says that they are 7.8 pounds for the 5 string and you have a choice of fretboards...purpleheart, pao ferro and maple. The price that GC has on it is $1899!! You can imagine the surprise when I told them that they wanted more than the current new price. Guess what? They weren't willing to deal much off of their list price. No shock to me..those robbers. I'm thinking that if I were ever to get into a fretless 5 that this would be the way to go. Does anyone here know anything about these?