after much gnashing of teeth and howling at the moon, i finally have a pic of my new 8 string fretted, as well as the fretless maple neck that is going on my bolt-on. the top is my 8 string fretted, 36 fret, walnut body with purple heart and walnut neck and fretboard. the single large cutaway is for the musicman style SD basslines pickup, like in my fretless. this bass will be outfitted the same way in fact- the neck below it is going to be a replacement neck for my bolton, above on the right. i decided to make it fretless after bill already cut the fingerboard, so he's going to put maple slices as fillers for the lines, which should make them practically invisible (hopefully - i usually don't like lines). the neck will then be gloss finished, like all my other fretlesses. this will make this bass look alot more like my doubleneck - WOO HOO!!! anyway, please excuse the outburst, i just wanted to share -i've been waiting for pics or something about this bass for a year! i'm as giddy as a school girl. could you tell?