http://www.allevacoppolo.com/nygb23.html Getting my Alleva Coppolo soon. I played this bass and it is incredible sounding. Different than my NYC Sadowsky. A bit more vintage fender sounding. Going to have a Mint green pickguard put on and a metal pickup plate. Being it is a teal color and has a hint of green with the blue i think the mint pickguard would look nice. It really has a great sound to it. When I was on my way to try it out i was saying to myself i have a maple neck and swamp ash body already in my sadowsky. And being it has 70's pickup placements it would be too similar to my sadowsky. When i played it i was wrong. It was better than expected. It was so punchy and focused sounding. Very much in a fender vibe. Yet has some 70's and 60's hints in its tones. Simply loved it. Also Jimmy is a wonderful guy to associate yourself with. He is a new guy on the block and making a truly incredible bass. You can get some idea's of the sound of his basses if you visit his site, if you cannot have the the means with visiting his shop. You know how exciting it is when you are getting a bass you truly love. This is it. I have not doubt that Jimmy's popularity will increase very soon. I believe in his basses and i think many more will. In the mean time. Do you agree with the mint pickguard or what would you choose?