Well i gave up on the Ashbory bass idea and figured id just get a case for my Jay Turser Beatle bass for upcoming vacation. (i'll try to make this brief). I called a friend who had bought the same bass and asked him where he got it. called the place and they said they just happened to have a case because someobdy bought the bass but didnt take the case. You can have it for $40 (sted $60). SO i go there and mention my friend, and they knew him. i said he was probably the guy who bought the bass. The guy looks it up and says youre right. So he hands me the bass and says anything else. I said guitar strings. He says five bucks. I said what about the case? No charge, it comes with the bass but the salesman forgot to tell your friend that. Im like, i didnt come here for him, I want the case. He said, your secret is safe with me. So i called the friend and told him and will give it to him, but after the trip. In the meantime, i'll reconsider the Ashbory.