It looks like I may be getting the above bass tonight, but I do have a few questions. Somebody informed me that because of the extra frets on the neck it would be difficult to find a replacement neck if ever needed. Does anybody know where a replacement neck for this bass could be found? I'm also thinking about switching the pickguard to Tortoiseshell from pickguards.com. I'll have to give them a tracing since they don't have a template for this particular pickguard. Does anybody know how much extra it might cost for this "custom" shape? Thanks, everybody!