I was in Jersey Guitar and Bass (a great store in NJ) the other day while someone was checking out a $5,600 Fodera, seriously trying to decide on whether to purchase it or not. Someone else in the store said, "Damn! $5,600! To me, that's a great bass, and amp, and a car to carry them around with. A really good car at that." PS. I said to the guy, "You must have a real job." He didn't. He was a music teacher, said he saves for things he really wants. God bless him. Can't see myself ever doin that.