This is another reason I asked because a several months ago this caught my eye. I believe the cost was around 1200.00 and now up to 1600.00 for the same build. I do like the looks and it would also be lighter than many. Bass of the Week: Moniker Guitars Natural Dixie Double P-Bass Now 1200.00 doesn't look so bad. I was considering it for a country band. Alas the audition did not go well for either party.