Well, I'm parting ways with my Linc Luthier fretless 4-string. It's a nice bass, but I need a 5-string or 6-string to feel comfortable. All of my basses, except one are 34" scale. I had a 35" scale once and didn't like it, but it might have been the particular bass and the feel of the neck and other factors. The only bass I have now that is not 34" is my 34.5" Kinal. It seems as though I have found a deal on a 35" scale 5-string fretless that I can get once I sell my Linc. So the question is, do I grab that bass, which is the brand and model I want (Sukop), but not exactly the woods, or do I spend extra money and have another Kinal made exactly to my specs? It's a tough call, it's only one inch....and I do play upright too, which is a lot longer of course. Another consideration--the custom Kinal would cost more, but if the Sukop were new it would be significantly more than the Kinal. My fear is if I get the Sukop and don't like it, I won't be able to sell it because of the economy, which makes it tough to buy and sell instruments. My other options could be a Browne MBD from Brian with a 34.5" scale, or a custom Stambaugh, which is also reasonable in price. All of these instruments are under $3K, but I don't want to spend much out of pocket. Someone buy my Linc! (Guitar Center will if you won't--I'm losing money either way.) What should I do?