This is the Fodera I've been getting all worked up about. I now figure it's been just waiting for me to bring it home. This bass is just amazing and probably more bass than I should have. I probably won't ever see a gig but one never knows. What am I going to do with all those strings, anyway. I am estimating that it was built around 6 or 7 year ago since it has the Haz Lab pre. From the poll that I ran, the consensus is that it has a bubinga top and the same wood on the head. The body wood is definately mahogany and the board is still unknown at this point. I'll wait until I hear from Fodera to get all the details. I was thinking that it was a bit on the heavy side but I stopped at Bass Northwest yeaterday, after buying the bass, to get strings. Gabe raved about just how light the bass was. Man, that thing is a 36" scale. They didn't have strings that would be a good fit but it looked like a set of DR Hi-beams might do until I figure out what I want to put on it. The neck is almost completely flat and the setup is almost rediculously low. But NO BUZZ from the frets. The width of the neck is really intimidating. But I've found that it is seriously easy to play. The string spacing at the nut and at the bridge is VERY wide. I find it very comfortable kinda like the Sadowsky and the MTD535. I do find it odd that the neck pickup is so close to the end of the board. I won't go into the tone of the bass until I've spent some quality time with it but I will say that it sounds quite the opposite of what I would have imagined. It's very warm and thick. Even in passive mode it very loud through the Fafner. This bass through the Fafner and into a Bag End, 4 ohm, 2x10 is something to behold!