I have a problem. I bought this bass a couple of years ago and it has been sitting in the case. When I got it it was cosmetically about an 8 out of 10 due to two marks at the base of the headstock from where it had been hanging from a stand. The marks were actually all the way through the finish. It also had a nasty hum from the electronics. So I decided to send it to Fodera to have it "overhauled". The day it arrived Joey called me up and said he had it on the bench and had figured everthing out and determined that the Lane Poors that came with it were causing the hum. He suggested a set of Barts and I asked about upgrading the preamp since it had the original two band EQ version. I didn't want to spring for the Pope preamp so he said he had the version just prior to the Pope and could install that. He also made me a custom set of strings, 40-100 32" scale nickel roundwounds. He also said he could fix the marks on the headstock and a couple other small imperfections. I told him to go for it and he had it done in ONE WEEK. It was the best customer service I've ever received from a bass manufacturer. I got the bass and it sounds and plays absolutely AMAZING!!! Here are the details of the instrument: 1995 32 inch scale 4 string fretless Monarch Elite ,alder body,zebrawood top,Bart J pickups,Fodera 3 band preamp. Cosmetically it's now about 9.5 out of 10. So what's my problem? Well, I paid $1900.00 for it and just put $600.00 in it, $500.00 for the work,$100.00 shipping to and from. So I have $2500.00 in it. I asked him what he thought it was worth used and he said "maybe $4000-4500" I said"....uh.....what?" He said " yeah, it's an older one and I saw one go recently for $3900.00" It's the most amazing fretless I've ever played and since I have short fingers the scale fits me perfectly. My dilemma is to keep it or sell it. I'm not really asking anyone what I should do just sharing my anguish over having to be faced with this situation. I'm also wondering if any of you Fodera guys have any opinions about the value of this instrument. P.S. Sorry for the crappy pics.they really don't do the bass justice.