I have an Emperor 5-string Standard (serial number 002) on order with Fodera slated for an April delivery. I just put money down on an MGS so I'm am letting my spot for the ES5 go. Here is how it would work... You would send me the $1000 down payment, at which point I will advise the Jason at the shop to transfer my order to you. In April you'd pay the $4750 balance and take delivery directly from the factory. PM me if you're interested. The first one to do so will get it. Here are all the specs: http://www.fodera.com/Main/NewBornDetails.aspx?FeaturedItemID=267 NOTE: this is for an ES5 only, and will not get you any other model. I saw and heard the prototype for this bass and it sounds absolutely killer.