i received my clifford bordwell (cb basses) today and all i can say is awesome. here's the stats: 32 inch piccolo bass pink ivory fingerboard camphor burl top mahogany core flamed maple back kahler tremolo! kent armstrong passive electronics(i am a huge fan) oh yeah, and only seven pounds of which two pounds is the kahler! i have a large collection of carl thompsons, abe riveras, foderas, laklands and more and i can honestly say that this bass is definitely one of the best. if you want a quality handmade instrument then i would recommend talking to cliff. i have also talked to cliff on the phone and thru email and i can assure you that you're dealing with a true gentleman. he's a class act. check the bass out on cbbasses.com in the news section and will soon be one of the featured basses. thanks again, cliff.