As many know I'm considering purchasing a new bass within the near future. I've finally narrowed down the brand I want. I've decided to go with the Cirrus 6 string. Only it's going to be one of the custom jobs. (alder body, redwood top-wood, in Peacock Blue, with a maple board, with sweepable mid-range frequency electronics.) I'm now torn on whether or not to go the fretless route or stick with fretted. I've been considering making the leap to fretless for a short time now but am still very leery about taking the plunge. I know what to how to play a fretted and am unsure of how different a fretless would actually be. What are the pro's and con's of a fretless bass? I'd also like to know if a maple board is a good idea for a fretless bass. I've noticed that fretless basses always seem to have rosewood, ebony, pau ferro, or some dark wood for the fretboard. My reasons for a maple board are purely asthetic. I'm also currently doing a search on said topic, but would still appriciate any additional input.