Well, they came in to Bass San Diego today and they are, in a word, breathtaking. I played only the Deluxe, but George played all three when I was there. I'm going to reserve comment on tonal differences until those with "The Golden Ear" weigh in. I will, however comment on the looks of the basses. The tops on the Deluxe (dovetail) and the Bolt-on are nearly identical. You can see the photos here. The top on the Elite was cut from the same blank, but only two of the tops could be matched from facing pieces. The quilt figuring on the basses is intense, and the Brazilian rosewood fretboards are spectacular - the wood is over 100 years old. I have to believe Vinny, Joey, Jason and the folks at Fodera went out of their way to make these basses very special. I hope one person buys all three of these superb pieces of art - it would be at least a venial sin to split them up. Disclaimer: Despite my affiliation with Bass San Diego, I will not benefit in any way from the sale of these basses.