First off, I need to apologize to my good online buddy Gard. As much as I would LOVE to do business with you, the backorder would have killed me with these GAS pains. Joe Nerve, I tried waiting until you got one first, but.........well hell, I just wanted one! sorry So, apparently musicians fiend finally got their Bongo's in stock. As much as I hate them, and giving them my money over a great owner operated bass shop....they have them in stock. I was going to have to wait on some owed cash until the first of the year for it, but the 12 months same as cash trap lured me in to it NOW, so I don't end up facing the dreaded backorder again. Soon in my arsenal, will be a black w/ black pearl, 4 bangin' double buckin monster. Can't wait. PS Gard, blame Bovinehost, he slipped me a GAS laxitive with all the pics and praise!