So, I saw this Dean Z Bass on Craigslist last summer. The guy wanted 80 because it was "broken" (I think we call it Mojo around here ). In my head I got a picture of what he meant because I can just imagine what happens to the angular body shape. As suspected, the upper right bout is snapped off and then glued back on by his drunk buddies who stepped on it while they partied at his place. Total bummer for the former owner. Dealsville for me. I talked him down another 10 bucks and boogied out of there! I took it home and kinda fixed the problem. After a lot of sanding and some alephatic resin - we gots this: And then it sat....... until now. This is my absolute favorite body style. I owned an Ibanez Destroyer model back in the 80's and have since not had my hands on one due to either bad timing, bad finances or an uncanny combination of both I am looking to do something unique with it. The ZZ Top boys did this: I was thinking something more subtle.....with brass. Yes...... its another Steampunk Bass. I did one for a "buildoff" that happened here a couple of years ago: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/1st-annual-tb-bass-build-competition-steampunk-bass-687008/ and it is an itch that must once again be scratched. I plan on going much farther with this one than the last. Wish me luck!